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The Sentry (Joe Pike) by Robert Crais
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The Sentry (Joe Pike) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Robert Crais

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Title:The Sentry (Joe Pike)
Authors:Robert Crais
Info:Putnam Adult (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 320 pages
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I haven't read a Robert Crais novel in a few years. This one had all the things I liked about the previous ones. Good read. ( )
  etrainer | Sep 10, 2018 |
This is not one of Crais’ better (or even average) books. The story focuses on Joe Pike and his efforts to locate Dru, a woman he befriended and feels honor bound to protect. Dru and her “uncle” disappeared shortly after the uncle was beaten by street thugs apparently intent on setting up a protection scheme. However, the reality is much more complex and sinister. Pike and his partner Elvis Cole soon find themselves dealing with a Bolivian drug cartel, a Los Angeles street gang, a Mexican drug cartel, the FBI and Los Angeles police.

It turns out that Pike is a much more interesting character as the mysterious partner of Cole rather than the lead character. I found it difficult to get into the story and it wasn’t until the second half of the book and Cole began to figure more prominently that my interest picked up. I had great hopes for a book featuring Pike as the lead character and am disappointed. ( )
  Tatoosh | May 16, 2018 |
I've just added a new man to my list of future ex-husbands, the one already headed up by Jack Reacher, and his name is Joe Pike. I loved this book and now that I've been introduced to badass Pike, I'm off to find the first in his series so I can fall hard all over again. ( )
  PKDuffy | Jan 19, 2018 |
Joe pike is such a strong character. ( )
  danojacks | Jan 5, 2017 |
Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are up to their usual tricks in the fast paced, exciting story. I have really enjoyed the series and look forward to reading more ( )
  slvoight | Jun 7, 2016 |
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FOR

Clay Fourrier

From River Road to
the top of the Hollywood Sign,
my wingman chasing
the dreams

With love, admiration,
and more than a few feverish beads.
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Monday, 4:28 A.M., the narrow French Quarter room was smoky with cheap candles that smelled of honey.
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Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it - and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them.

As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem - and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie. A vengeful and murderous force from their past is now catching up to them ... and only Pike and Cole stand in the way.
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Dru Rayne and her uncle are Louisiana refugees who relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years after the storm, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighborhood gang intent on extorting protection money, he offers his own brand of protection. But neither Dru nor her uncle want his help--and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store.… (more)

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