Sunday, January 17, 2010

Book #11 – The First Rule

reI was browsing for books just a couple days ago and this one popped up on my list. I have really enjoyed the Elvis Cole series from Robert Crais, and liked the new Joe Pike novels as well. I didn’t hesitate and grabbed this on my Kindle reader immediately.
I had a hard time putting it down, and zipped through it. Joe Pike is the main character, though again a few chapters come from Elvis’ perspective. Here a friend of Pikes is killed, a former mercenary that Pike had hired. He was the only one that had gotten a family and moved on.
Pike begins investigating, and finds some twists and turns, getting further along than the police, being interested in revenge. It’s a great read, exciting and action packed, covering only a few days in the life across hundreds of pages. I would recommend reading some earlier novels first, to get an idea of the characters, but it’s not necessary for the plot. No real references, but I think that the characters grow deeply in Crais’ writing, and it helps to see them develop along.
One of the more entertaining books I’ve read in awhile.

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