Voodoo River (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #5)

Voodoo River (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #5)

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by Robert Crais
     
 

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L.A. 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. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back.

It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there

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L.A. 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. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back.

It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there's something much darker going on. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fifth installment in Crais's Elvis Cole series, in which the wisecracking private eye journeys from Los Angeles to Louisiana to trace a client's past. (Apr.)
John B. Clutterbuck
"What a terrific book. Robert Crais...should be mentioned in the same breath as Robert B. Parker, Tony Hillerman, Sue Grafton, and James Lee Burke." -- Houston Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786889051
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series, #5
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
140,523
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Elizabeth George
"Voodoo River is Robert Crais's best Elvis Cole adventure today. It's Louisana, Cajun food, nonstop action, crisp dialogue, attitude..."

Meet the Author

Robert Crais lives in Los Angeles and is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including The First Rule, The Sentry, the #1 bestseller Taken, and Suspect. In 2014 the Mystery Writers of America honored Robert Crais with the Grand Master Award.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1953
Place of Birth:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
Website:
http://www.robertcrais.com

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Voodoo River 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my frist Robert Crais book and I don't think I could have gotten a better first impression! With Elvis Cole's twist of humor, it makes the series so much fun to read and enjoy. I found myself not being able to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elvis Cole is one of my favorite PIs. I'm working my way through Crais' books, and have enjoyed them all. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are great characters, and the stories are always interesting. I also liked "The Two Minute Rule", although it doesn't have these two characters in it. Crais can make even a bad husband/father, bank robber, ex con likeable and sympathetic.
MullyJS More than 1 year ago
I keep recommending Robert Crais to my friends. The books take you on a roller and this one was no exception. One minute you're laughing out loud the next you feel the pain of real tragedy unfolding. He's a great mystery writer. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot help but appreciate the humor. The setting for this story - south Louisiana - was well presented and crais accurately depicted the area's unique language, speech, habits and personalities. Good plot as well.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Once again, Robert Crais has kept me awake with a great mystery. Don't miss this one.
CarolG70 More than 1 year ago
I REALLY enjoy Robert Crais' books and now I'm reading everything he's written. Except I can't find Free Fall yet. But I will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason I never give his books 5 stars is because Cole feeds his cat things that could kill it such as beer, onions, etc. Crais needs to do his research on this because it is no laughing matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always consistently good story line. I really enjoy my time with Elvis and Joe,
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Drobster More than 1 year ago
Another good read from Crais. A good mix of the culture and climate down in Cajun Country.
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