THE SENTRY, by Robert Crais

14,series. More Joe Pike, and his best friend Elvis Cole, private detective. Cool, silent Pike and joking Cole do their best to find out what’s going on at the po’boy shop. First the owner is roughed up. Pike, who sees the event unfold as he pumps gas across the street, steps in. Dru Raine, the owner’s very pretty niece, arrives, and Pike’s hooked. Now it’s a Sir Lancelot-type mission, something Pike is unusually well suited for. And once Pike’s on a job, he doesn’t step away until it’s finished. But is all as he thinks? Elvis peels back layers, the FBI arrives, bodies pile up, a psychopath surfaces (almost literally), and then Dru disappears. Who’s got her? And why? I love this author, he is simply merciless! It’s a 5!