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

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Overview

Elvis Cole's first appearance in The Monkey's Raincoat garnered Robert Crais the prestigious Anthony and Macavity awards as well as nominations for Edgar and Shamus honors. With the next two electrifying entries in this bestselling series, Stalking the Angel and Lullaby Town, the legion of Elvis fans expanded among readers and critics alike. Now in Free Fall Elvis gets caught up in his hottest case yet, a case that tests the limits of the human heart as Elvis uncovers a world of cops gone wrong in L.A.'s most ...
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Elvis Cole's first appearance in The Monkey's Raincoat garnered Robert Crais the prestigious Anthony and Macavity awards as well as nominations for Edgar and Shamus honors. With the next two electrifying entries in this bestselling series, Stalking the Angel and Lullaby Town, the legion of Elvis fans expanded among readers and critics alike. Now in Free Fall Elvis gets caught up in his hottest case yet, a case that tests the limits of the human heart as Elvis uncovers a world of cops gone wrong in L.A.'s most explosive neighborhood. Jennifer Sheridan has a good job, a great future, and an engagement ring from the man she loves, a member of an elite LAPD plainclothes unit operating in the war zone known as South Central Los Angeles. But her great future is suddenly in jeopardy - and it's her cop fiance who's the problem. Jennifer is certain that Mark Thurman is in some kind of trouble, and she wants Elvis Cole to find out what it is. Elvis never could say no to a woman in love, so he takes on the case only to find that some jobs are easier than others: Before Elvis even has a chance to leave his office, Thurman himself drops by to discourage Elvis from proceeding with the investigation. Jennifer's suspicion that he's in trouble is off track, he says; there's no trouble, there's just another woman - it may not be pretty, but it's not criminal, either. Elvis's investigation seems to bear out Thurman's claim. Then he discovers the very thorough, nearly undetectable search someone has made of his office. Someone with a lot of practice at careful inspections. Someone like a cop. Suddenly the case turns deadly as Elvis and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike plummet into a world of racist cops, South Central street gangs, and conspiracies of silence. But Jennifer Sheridan won't give up on her man so easily, and the case kicks over into white-hot overdrive as Elvis and Joe find themselves framed for a crime they didn't commit, and L.A.'s deadliest street gang targets Mark a

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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423356530
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 6/27/2008
  • Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series, #4
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (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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