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The Promise (Elvis Cole, #16; Joe Pike, #5;…
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The Promise (Elvis Cole, #16; Joe Pike, #5; Scott James & Maggie, #2) (utgåvan 2015)

av Robert Crais

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"Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice--these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case--until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed ... but before the same fate happens to one of them"--Publisher's web site.… (mer)
Medlem:xKayx
Titel:The Promise (Elvis Cole, #16; Joe Pike, #5; Scott James & Maggie, #2)
Författare:Robert Crais
Info:Putnam Adult, Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:crime, fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, dogs, favorites

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Elvis and Joe, with help from contract "operator" solve riddle of supposed explosives sale to Al-Queda. Actually, grieving mother's effort to obtain revenge on killers of her son in combat. ( )
  fwbl | Apr 21, 2021 |
Possibly my favorite Mystery/Thriller book for 2015. Also my first Robert Crais book.

"Every second we have with these fine animals is a blessing. No creature, human or otherwise, will love you with such devotion, or trust you so fully."

I want a Maggie ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
I picked up the book because it's book #2 with Scott James & Maggie. I really liked their parts of the book, but wasn't thrilled with the rest of it. ( )
  OgreZed | Sep 15, 2020 |
First Robert Crais book. I'm guessing if I'd read at least some of the previous books, I'd have a better handle on the various cast of characters and their backstories, so I'll throw that out there. That's not to say this isn't a standalone book, just that it would have been easier to understand who everyone was and how they all fit in. The plot was okay. An explosives expert wants to find out who killed her son at a suicide bombing in Nigeria. This puts her in the middle of a crime gang in Los Angeles (which seemed a little improbable honestly). Throw in some crooked cops, bombs, and murders and you have this book.
I freely admit that Scott James and Maggie were my favorite characters, especially the parts from Maggie's POV. Scott is a K-9 cop and Maggie is his german shepherd trained in bomb-sniffing. I want to go back and read some of their series and maybe some Elvis Cole. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Nov 14, 2019 |
Robert Crais knows how to capture my attention from the first page and hold it to the end and “The Promise” illustrates that perfectly. Crais arouses my curiosity in the opening paragraph by describing a “small, round, and dumpy” woman wearing a fringed leather jacket in a darkened room who was clearly afraid and reminded the observer of an overripe peach. Things are not always as they seem and that will turn out to be the case in this instance, but for most of the book Crais allows us, and Elvis Cole, to hold fast to our mistaken impressions.

Hired by a woman claiming to be a friend of the “overripe peach,” Cole sets out to find the woman. Almost immediately he comes under suspicion as the police search for a terrorist with possible gang connections. For his part, Cole believes the terrorist is responsible for the woman’s disappearance.

Cole enlists the help of his partner, Joe Pike, but two characters introduced in earlier books figure more prominently than Pike. Jon Stone, a former Delta Force operator who now works as a military contractor plays a prominent role. Stone has appeared in minor roles in earlier Cole/Pike novels such as “The First Rule” and he was featured more prominently in “Taken,” the previous novel in this series. Although our initial impression is that Stone is a shallow individual who lives for whoring and fighting, he emerges as an enlightened, philosophical, and thoughtful man of great depth. And for all of that, he is still as badass as Joe Pike. The final scene in the novel belongs to Stone.

Scott James and his K9 dog Maggie, introduced in the stand-alone novel “Suspect,” also figure prominently. Readers who hoped to hear more of Scott and Maggie after making their acquaintance in “Suspect” will find their appearance here to be rewarding. Scott and Maggie are critical in bringing the search for the suspected terrorist to a close.

I can’t wait to move on to #17, “The Promise”, in the Cole/Pike series, and I was delighted to read in a 2017 interview that Crais intends to feature Stone along with Joe Pike in #18. I’m hoping that we will see more of James and Maggie in the future as well. All are interesting characters quite capable of carrying a story by themselves. ( )
  Tatoosh | Jul 29, 2018 |
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"Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice--these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case--until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed ... but before the same fate happens to one of them"--Publisher's web site.

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