The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #10)

The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #10)

by Robert Crais
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The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #10) by Robert Crais

Elvis Cole is back...

With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times Notable Book) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The Last Detective, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, 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. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life — but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario.

Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. 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.

Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, Crais explores Elvis's need for family - the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy - as they race the clock in their search for Ben. The Last Detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345451910
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 112,012
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ROBERT CRAIS is the bestselling author of Hostage, Demolition Angel, and L.A. Requiem, as well as seven previous novels featuring Elvis Cole. For additional information about the author and his novels, visit


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

June 20, 1953

Place of Birth:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University

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The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole Series #10) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Mark Farmer More than 1 year ago
I've read a bunch of his stuff, and he just consistently puts out a superb product. His sense of flow for dialogue, plot, and character development are just head and shoulders above. If you're lookin for good drama/detective genre reading, this won't disappoint you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have recently discovered Elvis and read every single book in about 5 weeks. Would give each one a 4.5 or 5 star rating. Not so with The Forgotten Man. The plot is rather convoluted to give us flashbacks and tell us about the childhood, etc., of Elvis growing up. Frankly, I think Elvis is perfect and I don't need to hear about the past. If it ain't broke,don't fix it. This book was not as good in my opinion and also seemed to lack the typical wisecracking gumshoe and bad boy Pike we have grown to love in previous novels. As much as I hate to say so, I would suggest you skip this one. It is not up to a par with the previous books.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Love the main characters - Elvis & Joe. Kept me awake many nights, but it was well worth it. Don't miss this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great character development. Not as much heroic action as the series reader might be used to. I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always an excellent story. Love Joe Pike and don't like selfish Lucy. Cole should get together with Carol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot, different & kept me guessing as to what was going on. Love Starky, she's a great character. Lucy is sickening - I was sorry to see her come back, I was thrilled when she moved away. Hope she's gone for good in next novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert Crais has done it again. Delivering us a novel you can not put down. Elvis Cole is an amazing character in this book. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves a good mystery crime story. Keep em coming Robert, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just really enjoy the Cole/Pike series. If you see a book by Robert Craise, do'nt hesitate, just get it. You won't be dissapointed.
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I've read this book before, but needed a copy to fill out my collection. Crais is the best thing going today.
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snowflakeIB More than 1 year ago
I love his work and this is just my kind of book. Mysteries are my favorite entertainment.
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Sebastian95 More than 1 year ago
Another excellent read from Robert Crais. He truly brings his characters to life. If only Joe Pike were a real person!
magric More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Besides doing the guy thing, which is mysterious to me but always lively, as a woman I can completely identify with what poor Lucy goes through trying to deal with The Guy Thing ....great series, and Crais somehow comes up with great stories time after time w/o falling into a predictable rut! Long live Cole and Pike!
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