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Robert Crais- new book #7612490 09/21/19 09:20 PM
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If you like to read, and if you have not discovered Robert Crais, you need to get with the program. I’m reading the latest, A Dangerous Man. Buy it and discover Joe Pike, who might just be as tough as Jack Reacher, and we all know how tough Reacher is.

Oxner, who is your favorite tuff guy? I know you read a lot.


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Originally Posted by 603Country
If you like to read, and if you have not discovered Robert Crais, you need to get with the program. I’m reading the latest, A Dangerous Man. Buy it and discover Joe Pike, who might just be as tough as Jack Reacher, and we all know how tough Reacher is.

Oxner, who is your favorite tuff guy? I know you read a lot.


Glad you asked. Love Elvis Cole, who is Pike's partner. Just finished one of his older books. They had to use pay phones. Where The Crawdads Sing is a great book that I'm now reading for the second time. I'm also reading Chicken Scratch which I free off book Bud.


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Yep! Elvis Cole is the supremely cool guy we wish we were, and Joe Pike (former USMC Recon) is the tough guy we all want to be, and as handsome as we once were.


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Re: Robert Crais- new book [Re: 603Country] #7612568 09/21/19 11:25 PM
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I have started my last book thread on THF because of the trolling.

One of my favorite Texas authors is Mark Giminez.

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I read these before I got my Kindle. Another one of his books was about a Longhorns quarterback accused of killing a Red Radar cheerleader. Another texas author is the one who wrote The Last Pitcher Show.


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Bill, I guess it’s just you and me being the suave, handsome, well read guys. Surrounded by folks that last read Watch Spot jump. Be strong...


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youre not alone. Im not "well read" but I read and all the other stuff applies. I just started reading a couple years ago and really enjoy it. Daughter gave me Crais and I haven't read but ill start now. Reading Joe Dillard series now. Love Spencer too but theres like 70 of em. Of course I would never read anything but Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch if that was still going.


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youre not alone. Im not "well read" but I read and all the other stuff applies. I just started reading a couple years ago and really enjoy it. Daughter gave me Crais and I haven't read but ill start now. Reading Joe Dillard series now. Love Spencer too but theres like 70 of em. Of course I would never read anything but Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch if that was still going.


I just put you on my buddy list. Now read True Grit and To Kill A Mockingbird.


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youre not alone. Im not "well read" but I read and all the other stuff applies. I just started reading a couple years ago and really enjoy it. Daughter gave me Crais and I haven't read but ill start now. Reading Joe Dillard series now. Love Spencer too but theres like 70 of em. Of course I would never read anything but Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch if that was still going.


I just put you on my buddy list. Now read True Grit and To Kill A Mockingbird.


So what got me on your list? Virgil and Everett? Spencer?
I read To Kill a Mockingbird and Old Yeller when I was VERY young. About the last books(and only) I read till recently. Coincidentally I just picked up an old copy of To Kill a Mockingbird in a antique store a few days ago. Seen a couple True Grit movies, so still need to read it huh.


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I am definitely a Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch fan. As for Robert Crais, get a copy of The Watchman. It’s Joe Pike all the way. A heck of a ride. Starts fast and accelerates.

A couple of months ago I gave the Head Tennis coach a Jack Reacher novel. Since then he bought every Reacher book there is and cussed me for his new addiction.

I was just hassling you guys. Surely Bill and I aren’t the only suave and handsome fellows in this mob.


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Favorite fictional tough guy is John Kelly more commonly known
by code name Mr. Clark from a series Tom Chancy of novels.
A BAAAAD man.

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I've really enjoyed the Trail series of westerns by David R. Lewis.

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Thanks for the reading selections. Love it when new "characters" arise out of the forum pages.

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C J Box' Joe Pickett books are good. Joe's buddy Nate is badazz.

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Well, if you guys want BAD, look for Tom Wood’s novels about an assassin named Victor. Those are truly worth a read. I can’t wait for the next one. Sort of an anti-hero that you grow to like.

Also, Orphan X novels are top notch.


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I can't believe that with all the Longhorn fans on here no one will read the Mark Gimenez book about the murder of a Red Raider cheerleader at Memorial stadium.


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If a fellow can read about Joe Pike, why read about cheerleaders. I just finished A Dangerous Man, and it was good to the very last page. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I finished the book, and I don’t want it to be over.

This book goes on the bookshelf, and in a few years I’ll read it again. Some I don’t loan out or give away.

Long live Joe Pike.


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You need to get a Kindle reader. I have 736 read books in my archives.

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I'm into paperback Westerns. Old ones. I buy then for 50 cents each at Bowie Trade day.


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I'm into paperback Westerns. Old ones. I buy then for 50 cents each at Bowie Trade day.



Love Louis L'lamour. Think I have all of his books and short stories. Posted a few excerpts over the years.


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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
I'm into paperback Westerns. Old ones. I buy then for 50 cents each at Bowie Trade day.



You really should bite the bullet and read Lomesome Dove. It's the best western I've read.


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Bill Oxner,

Enjoy this $5 credit we applied to your account to use on select Kindle books by Robert Crais as a thank you for purchasing Free Fall: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel.

Your credit will expire 5 days from when it was applied to your account.

Select a Kindle book from the link below and see the $5 credit automatically applied when you visit the Kindle book detail page


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Give me the Matt Helm series by Donald Hamilton any day. Nothing to do with the horrible Dean Martin parodies about it. First book came out in 1960 or so and the last was in the 2002 or so. Secret agent stuff although Hamilton did write some westerns.

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Big Robert Crais fan and y'all listed several other my other favorite authors.

Thanks for the good suggestions mentioned. Will check them out.

Michael Connelly, David Baldacci and Stephen Hunter are other favorites of mine.


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C J Box's Joe Pickett books are great.

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DescriptionCharles James Box Jr. is an American author of over twenty novels. Box is the author of the Joe Pickett series, as well as several stand-alone novels, and a collection of short stories. The novels have been translated into 27 languages. Over ten million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone. Wikipedia
Born: November 9, 1958 (age 60 years), Casper, WY
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Genre: Mystery fiction thriller (genre)
Awards: Edgar Award for Best Novel, Prix Calibre 38, Anthony Award for Best First Novel, Barry Award for Best First Novel, Gumshoe Award for Best First Novel, Macavity Awards for Best First Mystery Novel
Education: University of Denver, Kelly Walsh High School


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I read a ton now. I can’t imagine how much I will read when I retire. I’ll be just like Bill I reckon. up

Try John Vaillant’s “The Tiger” and “The Golden Spruce”.

P.S. My wife and I both loved “Where The Crawdads Sing”.


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