A DANGEROUS MAN: Robert Crais’ Next Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Due Out Summer 2019

Next June, Joe Pike and Elvis Cole will return in A Dangerous Man, the latest crime novel from New York Times bestseller Robert Crais. 

Back in January, while in the middle of his book tour for The Wanted (2017), Crais told me that “when the dust settles, I’m diving back into the next book, which I started a few weeks ago. It’s a Pike book.  Pike is the lead character and Elvis will be the co-star, like The Watchman and The First Rule.”

Now, ten months later, we finally have details about that next book . . .


A DANGEROUS MAN.jpgA brilliant new crime novel from the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning master of the genre–and Joe Pike’s most perilous case to date.

Joe Pike didn’t expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.

After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?


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.

The Joe Pike-led A Dangerous Man (available for pre-order here) is currently scheduled to come out June 18, 2019, though it’s possible that publication date could change between now and next Summer. In the meantime, make sure to follow Robert Crais on Facebook and his official website for more details. 


Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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