Free Fall (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #4)

Free Fall (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #4)

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by Robert Crais
     
 

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Private detective Elvis Cole takes Jennifer Sheridan's case, which involves her decorated Los Angeles-cop boyfriend in some mysterious trouble, and Cole and his partner Pike are soon plunged in police corruption, gangs, and the depiction of themselves as armed killers.


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Private detective Elvis Cole takes Jennifer Sheridan's case, which involves her decorated Los Angeles-cop boyfriend in some mysterious trouble, and Cole and his partner Pike are soon plunged in police corruption, gangs, and the depiction of themselves as armed killers.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Crais's old fashioned detective tale centers on investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike as they attempt to uncover a plot against a decorated L.A. police officer. Mel Foster's hard boiled narration creates a strong sense of noir throughout, making it at once a classic mystery and a modern day cop drama. Foster's voice is deep, dark and dry, which brings a likeable, tough persona to Cole and immediately draws listeners into the story. There is a subtle sense of nostalgia in this story as well, sure to please fans of the genre as Foster manages to capture certain trademark characteristics of stock detectives without sounding clichéd. A Crimeline paperback (Reviews, Mar. 29, 1993).
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
L.A. detective Elvis Cole aids a woman distressed by her fiance's involvement in illicit police work in this Edgar nominee. (May)
Wes Lukowsky
Elvis is back. No, not that one . . . the good one, the one who's fun to read about. Elvis Cole, Los Angeles private eye, returns in the fourth installment of a series in which there is way too much time between installments. Jennifer Sheridan wants Elvis to find out what's bothering her fiance, Mark Thurman, an undercover cop with an elite LAPD unit. Jennifer is certain it's not another woman, but Thurman himself tells Elvis the opposite. Elvis breaks the news to Jennifer in a hilarious restaurant scene, but she convinces him to stay on the case. Inevitably, Jennifer's suspicions turn out to be more than wishful thinking. Take the Rodney King case and put this spin on it: the guy with the camera was more interested in blackmail than justice. Pretty soon Elvis and his borderline sociopath partner, Joe Pike, are up to their smoking guns in renegade cops and angry gangs. Crais, who also writes for television ("L.A. Law," "Hill Street Blues"), has created a series hero who is tough, witty, resourceful, and even romantic. Let's face it: we all want to be Elvis Cole when we grow up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307789914
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2011
Series:
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
11,698
File size:
2 MB

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