Typical of Pendleton's writing style, the stories are hard-hitting, fast-moving, gritty, filled with authentic dialogue, and capture keen insight into the inner-workings of the characters.
Tough, cagey, ex-cop turned private eye, Joe Copp, descends into the
labyrinth of forbidden sex, corrupt politics, and multiple murders. It
is a powerful story of gray and light and shifting shadows that conceal
as much as they reveal about human nature. The fast moving story takes
Joe Copp to the rough and tumble, down and dirty, anything-goes underbelly
of Los Angeles and on to the deadly vice pits of Honolulu's Chinatown.
Joe Copp is a dynamo."
From Hollywood's corporate halls to the famous back-lots, Private Investigator,
Joe Copp acts his way through someone else's script until he's face to
face with the ruthless star of the whole bloody show. Copp writes his
own script and turns the production on its head in his search for truth
is the real thing...the charm of the Executioner books."
In an adventure filled with high tension and intrigue, ex-cop turned
Private Eye, Joe Copp, sinks into a world of greed and corporate corruption,
treason, professional sex, and murder on demand. As the corpses pile up,
Copp dodges the Feds, butts heads with traitors, romances women with questionable
morals, and finds himself out in the cold, in deep, and getting deeper
in his search for the truth.
mines another bestselling vein with the cases of ex-cop/private eye
A plea for help from a mysterious client plunges Private Eye, Joe Copp
into the dark shadows of legitimate theater. The playbill includes multiple
murders, kinky sex, illicit drugs, organized crime figures and corrupt
politicians, and Copp, in a desperate struggle for survival, scrambles
to fit the pieces together before the last bloody act.
latest Joe Copp adventure reads like an express train...
Private Investigator, Joe Copp, is taken to the edge of insanity as his
relentless plunge toward the devastating truth threatens to engulf him.
It is Copp's darkest hour in the riveting adventure of murder and intrigue,
and a man at war with his own mind and with those who would eliminate
has a great new character in Copp. His style is fresh, the pace is
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The Joe Copp novels were published in several foreign language editions.