I am so enjoying the Cole/Pike series, a throwback to the 2000’s. I’m currently in a mega-marathon. Each book takes me to a completely new scenario, the writing draws me in quickly, the writing voice is subtle yet powerful. It sits in stark contrast to today’s buzz-driven narratives. Most of today’s releases seem so intent on pounding home a message that they forget there is actual writing involved. And for me it’s the writing that organically shapes a message, grabs my interest, and maintains shelf life. Enough with my rant, but Crais delivers again with novel # 11 in the Cole/Pike series - great build, great pacing, good entertainment, good messaging. And it’s all in the writing.