ThePromiseCoverNew York Times bestselling author Robert Crais joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the 16th in his Elvis Cole series, THE PROMISE.

Show Notes

Robert describes the challenges of writing THE PROMISE, which included the need for a believable storyline that would necessitate Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, K-9 Maggie and her police handler, Scott James working together.

We discuss the research Robert did to allow him to believably write some scenes in the book from the perspective of K-9 Maggie.

Robert explains the way patrol dogs are trained at the LAPD K-9 platoon.

We discuss the character of Joe Pike and Robert’s initial thoughts on spinning Joe off into his own series.

From the Publisher:

2015-11-10-1447156559-7831817-RobertCraisExleyFoto-thumbLoyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed.

When Elvis Cole is secretly hired to find a grief-stricken mother, he’s led to an ordinary house on a rainy night in Echo Park.  Only the house isn’t ordinary, and the people hiding inside are a desperate fugitive and a murderous criminal with his own dangerous secrets.

As helicopters swirl overhead, Scott and Maggie track the fugitive to this same house, coming face-to-face with Mr. Rollins, a killer who leaves behind a brutally murdered body and enough explosives to destroy the neighborhood.  Scott is now the only person who can identify him, but Mr. Rollins has a rule:  Never leave a witness alive.

For all of them, the night is only beginning.

Sworn to secrecy by his client, Elvis finds himself targeted by the police even as Mr. Rollins targets Maggie and Scott.  As Mr. Rollins closes in for the kill, Elvis and Joe join forces with Scott and Maggie to follow a trail of lies where no one is who they claim — and the very woman they promised to save might get them all killed.


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