Originally a script writer for television shows such as Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and L. A. Law, Robert Crais is the bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series, as well as many stand-alone novels. Known for his superb characterizations and masterful plotting, Crais has won many awards for his books and is published worldwide. Some of his top titles include The Promise, Suspect, and The Watchman. In 2014, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.