Robert Crais made the successful jump from Emmy-nominated television writer for such hit shows as HILL STREET BLUES, CAGNEY & LACEY, and MIAMI VICE to author of the New York Times bestselling Elvis Cole / Joe Pike novels. He is the author of 17 bestsellers including L.A. REQUIEM, THE LAST DETECTIVE, HOSTAGE (filmed as a motion picture starring Bruce Willis in 2005), THE WATCHMAN, THE FIRST RULE, and TAKEN, a #1 New York Times bestseller. His most recent title, THE PROMISE, combines beloved characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike with Scott and his dog Maggie of New York Times bestseller SUSPECT. Crais’ books have been published in 42 countries and are bestsellers around the world. In 2006, he received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. Robert and his wife currently live in Los Angeles.