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The First Rule

(2009)
(Book 13 in the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series)
A novel by

 
 
The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children. We are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

Frank Meyer had the American dream - until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The only thing out of the ordinary about Meyer was that - before the family and the business and the normal life - a younger Frank Meyer had worked as a professional mercenary, with a man named Joe Pike. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, but Pike does not. With the help of Cole, he sets out on a hunt of his own - an investigation that quickly entangles them both in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminality, and at the heart of it, an act so terrible even Pike and Cole have no way to measure it. Sometimes, the past is never dead. It's not even past.

Genre: Mystery

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July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The First Rule
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ISBN: 1-4084-6140-4 / 978-1-4084-6140-2 (UK edition)
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March 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The First Rule (A Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 0-7528-9872-8 / 978-0-7528-9872-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Rule (A Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 0-399-15613-5 / 978-0-399-15613-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Rule (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4104-2141-4 / 978-1-4104-2141-8 (USA edition)
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2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Select Editions: The Geneva Deception; Major Pettigrew's Last Stand; The First Rule; Hannah's Choice
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 0-276-44441-8 / 978-0-276-44441-8 (UK edition)
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Rule (A Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4091-1823-1 / 978-1-4091-1823-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: First Rule, The (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4084-6141-2 / 978-1-4084-6141-9 (UK edition)
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2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Rule
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-315-94415-4 / 978-1-315-94415-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Crais
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Rule (A Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-59413-415-4 / 978-1-59413-415-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Rule (Joe Pike)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 0-425-23812-1 / 978-0-425-23812-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Rule
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4091-1836-3 / 978-1-4091-1836-7 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Rule (A Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 0-7528-9873-6 / 978-0-7528-9873-5 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Rule
Author(s): Robert Crais
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September 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: First Rule, The (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4915-0660-1 / 978-1-4915-0660-8 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4692-3554-4 / 978-1-4692-3554-7 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
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ISBN: 1-4692-6595-8 / 978-1-4692-6595-7 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
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ISBN: 1-4692-6597-4 / 978-1-4692-6597-1 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
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ISBN: 1-4233-7555-6 / 978-1-4233-7555-5 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : UK Audio CD

Title: The First Rule
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4091-1172-5 / 978-1-4091-1172-6 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4233-7548-3 / 978-1-4233-7548-7 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4233-7549-1 / 978-1-4233-7549-4 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4233-7554-8 / 978-1-4233-7554-8 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN: 1-4233-7550-5 / 978-1-4233-7550-0 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
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ISBN: 1-4233-7551-3 / 978-1-4233-7551-7 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Rule: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel, Book 13
Author(s): Robert Crais
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The First Rule: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel, Book 13
Author(s): Robert Crais
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Rule (Joe Pike series Book 2)
Author(s): Robert Crais
Publisher: Orion
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November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13)
Author(s): Robert Crais
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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