Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: December 17, 2012
Publisher: Putnam Adult
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399157077
ISBN - 13: 9780399157073
About the Book
Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; now 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 wants it. Pike and Elvis Cole soon learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem.
Read from the Book
New Orleans 2005 Monday, 4:28 a.m., the narrow French Quarter room was smoky with cheap candles that smelled of honey. Daniel stared through broken shutters and shivering glass up the length of the alley, catching a thin slice of Jackson Square through curtains of gale-force rain that swirled through New Orleans like mad bats riding the storm. Daniel had never seen rain fall up before. Daniel loved these damned hurricanes. He folded back the shutters, then opened the window. Rain hit him good. It tasted of salt and smelled of dead fish and weeds. The cat-five wind clawed through New Orleans at better than a hundred miles an hour, but back here in the alley—in a cheap one-room apartment over a po''boy shop—the wind was no stronger than an arrogant breeze. The power in this part of the Quarter had gone out almost an hour ago; hence, the candles Daniel found in the manager''s office. Emergency lighting fed by battery packs lit a few nearby buildings, giving a creepy blue glow to the shimmering walls. Most everyone in the surrounding buildings had gone. Not everyone, but most. The stubborn, the helpless, and the stupid had stayed. Like Daniel''s friend, Tolley. Tolley had stayed. Stupid. And now here they were in an empty building surrounded by empty buildings in an outrageous storm that had forced more than a million people out of the city, but Daniel kinda dug it. All this noise and all this emptiness, no one to hear Tolley scream. Daniel turned from the window, arc
From the Publisher
The extraordinary new crime novel from the New York
Times bestselling author.
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.
About the Author
Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald
Literary Award. He is the author of many New York Times
bestsellers, most recently The First Rule. He lives in Los
Praise for The First Rule
"A devastatingly effective thriller that''s as close to perfect as
"Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior-priest righting
wrongs. More Pike, please."