An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
After multiple delays, The Promise was finally released last month and all I can say is it was worth the wait!
Crais’ last book, The Suspect, was a fabulous stand alone introducing K9 officer Scott James and his ex-Marine turned police dog, Maggie. They are back, joining forces with the “world’s greatest detective,” Elvis Cole, his silent, smart & deadly partner, Joe Pike, and from The Watchman, the enigmatic mercenary, Jon Stone. Having all these characters in one book is like a Christmas gift come early.
So, the story – Cole is hired by a woman to find a missing employee, Amy. Amy is involved in the manufacture of explosives for a government contract company. She and almost half a million dollars have gone missing. Turns out Amy’s son was killed by a possible al-Qaeda suicide bomber and she hasn’t gotten over the loss. In an intricate plot, one twist leads to another until James, Maggie, Cole, Pike and Stone solve the mystery.
I loved this book and stayed up late into the night to finish it. Crais has turned out another real page turner and one terrific read. Don’t miss it.
12/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
THE PROMISE by Robert Crais. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; First Edition first Printing edition (November 10, 2015). ISBN 978-0399161490. 416p.