The First Rule

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Penguin, Jan 12, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Joe Pike and his partner Elvis Cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.

When Frank Meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it.

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

An old army companion of Joe Pike is murdered, together with his whole family. The police think his friend was dirty. Joe doesn't believe it andinvestigates, finding things are getty very confused and ... Read full review

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Frank Meyer and his family are murdered in cold blood by thugs who work for the Serbian Mafia. Since Meyer was a retired mercenary who had been one of Joe Pike's team, it was assumed he was again in ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Crais is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, many of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner, Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street BluesCagney & LaceyMiami ViceQuincyBaretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis. His novels have been translated into forty-two languages and are bestsellers around the world. A native of Louisiana, he lives in Los Angeles.

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