The Sentry by Robert Crais
(Joe Pike Novel)

87%

9 Critic Reviews

If this is your first Crais novel, be prepared for addiction in the company of Joe Pike and Elvis Cole. It really doesn’t get much better in meaty thrillers than this.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

After Joe Pike saves a man's life, the man's family seems oddly resentful. Maybe because they're not who they seem to be-including the seductive Dru. But it's more than a charade-it's a trap. And Pike's already been hooked...
 

About Robert Crais

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Robert Crais is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The First Rule, The Sentry, and the #1 bestseller Taken. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published January 11, 2011 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Sentry
All: 9 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good

“War is what I do,” Pike tells Azzara when they first square off. Roger that, and prepare the body bags.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Nov 22 2010

Heartbreaking ironies, frustrated desires, and violent nonstop action make this a standout. Crais just keeps getting better at giving depth to the laconic Pike and the anguished Cole...

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Jan 11 2011

If this is your first Crais novel, be prepared for addiction in the company of Joe Pike and Elvis Cole. It really doesn’t get much better in meaty thrillers than this.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Mar 28 2011

This is dark, brilliant writing, crime fiction that transcends the genre and remains indelibly stamped in the memory long after the closing words are read.

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LA Times

Good
on Jan 26 2011

Being a Joe Pike novel, the action in "The Sentry" is intense and the body count high, but what is more memorable is the manner in which Crais cracks open the door into the enigmatic Pike's emotions...

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
on Jan 06 2011

...the real joys of The Sentry are found in its characters, especially Pike, who...is all too human, achingly prone to making mistakes.

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The Seattle Times

Above average
on Jan 13 2011

...if it's pure, relentlessly forward-moving action you're after, then Joe Pike is your man.

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Oregon Live

Good
on Jan 15 2011

Crais is an excellent plotter who never lets his story get away from him...

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Sun Sentinel

Above average
on Jan 16 2011

As usual, Crais' insider's view of L.A. takes the reader to myriad neighborhoods, such as the upscale Venice Canals where gates and bridges are no barriers to Joe.

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