Adversaries. The crime fiction from Robert Crais usually provides lots of action pitting a better-than-real hero against a very evil villain. In The Sentry, Crais reprises two protagonists from earlier novels, Joe Pike and Elvis Cole, and pits good against evil in dramatic ways. Murders and mayhem provide the backdrop for Joe and Elvis to perform heroic acts, and a very competent killer provides Pike with a very worthy adversary. The prose is clunky at times, but the action never falters, and the characters remain true to the behaviors that readers have come to expect. Whether a fan or new reader, anyone who finds crime fiction entertaining will get some thrills from this novel.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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