A good, tight story
8 hours, 20 minutes
Read by Robert Crais, the author
I am a gigantic fan of Crais' Elvis Cole novels, a series that introduced Joe Pike to the world as Cole's enigmatic, tough and very quiet partner with a soft spot for mean old cats. But, I have been reluctant to get into the Joe Pike novels due to a fear that Joe's facade would be burst wide open and mysterious Joe Pike would be laid wide open and no longer be a mystery.
Not to worry. We learn more about Joe, but what makes Joe Pike tick is still a mystery. Plus, as a bonus we get a healthy serving of wise-cracking Elvis Cole throun in as a bonus to make the story even more fun.
Crais does a solid job of narrating the book. The bonus of having the author read his own book is that you know the inflections and emphasis he intended.
Very enjoyable action thriller.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on December 18, 2010.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon here: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)