Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife's brutal murder. But cole needs to know if she's desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. Detective rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago.
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Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7Hachette Books #ad - Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs. Available for the first time as an ebook!Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole--until the day a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office.
He's facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy--bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival. Then everything changes. Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets. As clues to a man's secret life emerge from the shadows, Elvis knows he's not just up against ruthless mobsters and some very angry Feds.
Voodoo River Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5Hachette Books #ad - Private eye elvis cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption thirty-six years before. Elvis cole finds himself deep in the bayou of Louisiana searching for the estranged parents of a television star -- but something deadly is looking for him.
But when he gets to louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there's something much darker going on. L. A. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents, and some are ending up dead. And when cole realizes that his employer knew more than she was telling, Voodoo River becomes a twisting tale of identity, secrets, and murder.
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L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8Ballantine Books #ad - The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. Crais keeps his plot pounding along. People. Terrific entertainment. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Absolutely terrific!”—david baldacci“Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he’s written before.
The denver post“A whodunit with salsa and soul. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, gripping, colorful, a real knockout. Dean koontzthe day starts like any other in L. A. Just might be singing their dirge. Praise for L. A. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again.
L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8 #ad - . For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives. His ex-lover, is dead, Karen Garcia, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.
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Private eye to come along in years. Joseph wambaugh “elvis lives, and he's on his way to being crowned the king of detectives. Booklist. And before the case is through, every copy in the LAPD will be gunning for a pair of escaped armed-and-dangerous killers—Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Elvis cole provides more fun for the reader than any L.
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. Now, los angeles private investigator elvis Cole, Crais returns to his signature character, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past. Elvis cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead—one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past.
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Elvis Cole is back.
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. He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a. 38. Together their search begins in L. A. S little tokyo and the nest of notorious Japanese mafia, and leads to a white-knuckled adventure filled with madness, sexual obsession, the yakuza, murder, and a stunning double-whammy ending. For elvis cole, it’s just another day’s work.
Stalking the Angel: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - He’s a literate, wisecreacking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up. Praise for stalking the angel “Stalking the Angel is a righteous California book: intelligent, hard, perceptive, clean. James ellroy “out on the west coast, where private eyes thrive like avocado trees, Robert Crais has created an interesting and amusing hero in Elvis Cole.
The wall street journal “devotees of the rock ‘em, sock ‘em school should find Stalking the Angel tasty. The san diego Union.
Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelBallantine Books #ad - She has some unwanted—and very nasty—mob connections, which means Elvis could be opening an East Coast branch of his P. I. It’s the kind of case cole can handle in his sleep—until it turns out to be a nightmare. Elvis cole is the greatest. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what nelsen wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third-biggest filmmaker in America.
Quick, cutting wit. He is perhaps the best detective to come along since Travis McGee. San diego tribune “crais is far better at the private-eye-novel racket than most writers. Newsweek. For when cole finds nelsen’s ex-wife in a small Connecticut town, she’s nothing like he expects. Office. At the bottom of the Hudson River.
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Caught in limbo between a broken love affair and way too much publicity over his last case, Cole at first resists getting involved with this new case. Anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced, noirish thriller with a great aha! moment shouldn’t miss The Forgotten Man. The boston globe in an alleyway in los Angeles, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, an old man, lies dying of a gunshot wound.
The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - . A riveting novel with a vivid sense of place. Now a stranger’s terrifying secrets—and a hunt for his killer—give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. Robert crais is a crime writer of incredible talent—his novels are not only suspenseful and deeply atmospheric but very hard to put down. Dan brown, author of the Da Vinci Code “A brutal but exhilarating climax.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12Simon & Schuster #ad - So elvis can’t help but wonder—did he, elvis cole, elvis cole and joe pike desperately fight to uncover the truth about Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of death—a truth hidden by lies, politics, cost two more young women their lives? Shut out of the investigation by a special LAPD task force determined to close the case, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be.
And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole’s world upside down. Elvis was hailed as a hero. It was cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Chasing darkness is a blistering thriller from the bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime writing.
But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women—one per year, for seven years. But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide.
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The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11Simon & Schuster #ad - But in doing so she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers. As the body count rises, pike’s biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels, determined to destroy herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life. And love. With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals, and the stunning revelation that even the cops are not who they seem.
When joe pike is charged with safeguarding a wealthy heiress, he discovers protecting the sole witness to a crime is nothing compared to protecting an LA party girl from her own self-destruction…Larkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking. Young and staggeringly rich, she speeds through the city during its loneliest hours, blowing through red after red in her Aston Martin as if running for her life.
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Then suddenly she sees another car’s metal-on-metal explosion of a terrible accident and, dazed, finds herself the single witness in a secret federal investigation. At last, the enigmatic partner of Elvis Cole The Two Minute Rule takes center stage in this pulse-racing thriller.