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

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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.

Elvis lives . . . Elvis Cole, that is, the hottest, hippest L.A. gumshoe detective from award-winning author Robert Crais. In a roller-coaster of excitement and mystery, a dirty cop's girlfriend hires...

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Overview

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.

Elvis lives . . . Elvis Cole, that is, the hottest, hippest L.A. gumshoe detective from award-winning author Robert Crais. In a roller-coaster of excitement and mystery, a dirty cop's girlfriend hires Cole to get the goods on the cop. However, the cop swears he's clean--merely cheating on the girlfriend. Crais's smart-mouthing detective rivals the best in the genre.

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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: 9780553565096
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series, #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 122,234
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Crais
Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Two Minute Rule, The Forgotten Man, and L.A. Requiem.
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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 20, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    1. Education:
      B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    Elvis Cole & Joe Pike - Unstoppable Duo!

    Having read L.A. Requiem I looked for earlier books with Cole & Pike. I found Free Fall and I fell! When you pick up a Robert Crais book put everything else aside as you will not be able to do anything until the last page is read. Highly recommend this book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Good reading

    Another installment of Elvis Cole and his side kick Joe Pike. Definitely worth reading. 226 pages of entertainment.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Like...

    ...enjoyed reading this series, funny, entertaining, good escapism from T.V. and video games.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 3, 2013

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    Sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2015

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed this book! This author does not let you down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Excellent

    Exciting as usual.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    good read with the enigmatic character named Joe Pike making it

    good read with the enigmatic character named Joe Pike making it more entertaining as the reader has to figure him out. He is as mucha mystery as the plot. Elvis gets inot bad situations and Poke bails him out. Nice to have this relationship to go along with the plot of the novel. fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    I haven't read the book yet but...

    It has the name Elvis in it so it must be good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Excellent

    This is a wonderful Elvis Cole book. But then all of Crais' Elvis Cole books are wonderful.

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    Posted July 4, 2012

    Snowypelt

    Meet me at del first result

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