Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Promise by Robert Crais

The Promise
by Robert Crais

This is the most recent in a long line of Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels, but also includes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his K-9 patrol dog, Maggie. We first met Scott and Maggie in the stand-alone mystery Suspect. There is no need to have read any of the preceding books, other than perhaps more depth of character for the reader. Crais does a good job of giving enough background on the characters to enable a new reader to follow the story. (But as Suspect is one of my favorite books, I highly recommend going back and reading that one for Scott and Maggie’s story – reviewed April, 2013.)

In this mystery, Elvis and Joe (ex-cop and ex-military) are hired to locate a missing woman who has been mourning the death of her son at the hands of terrorists, and she appears to have embezzled $450,000 from her company. While Elvis is staking out a house owned by a man who might have ties to the missing woman, he’s inadvertently pulled into an attempted felony warrant arrest by the police, including Scott and Maggie, which involves a completely different crime. These two seemingly unrelated cases just might be connected.

Elvis’ humorous comebacks, the dangerous mystery that always accompanies Joe, the likable Scott and Maggie, and the plot twists and turns make this another mystery by Crais that does not disappoint. (But really, go back and read Suspect).

( official The Promise page on the official Robert Crais web site )

Recommended by Charlotte K.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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