The Last Detective (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #9)

The Last Detective (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #9)

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The Last Detective (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #9) by Robert Crais, James Daniels

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: 9781469233291
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #9
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

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.

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

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Last Detective (Elvis Cole Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Last Detective is one of those books that grabs you from the first few pages and keeps you in the 'I hate to put this down' mode throughout the book. Having a peek into Elvis Cole's past adds another demention to his character in this well written book. Joe Pike continues to be a mysterious personality who will come to the aid of the few he truly cares about. He must have a soft spot somewhere ... the cat likes him!! I felt all the characters in the book were well developed. I knew who I liked, didn't like and why. I had read the earlier Elvis Cole books, but with all the other books out there I had not read him again until The Last Detective. I will most definitely go back and read the few I missed. Page turner, excellent read, well plotted, all of those terms we book lovers use, in my humble opinion of course, apply to this latest Robert Crais book.
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fabulousgoldfish More than 1 year ago
Another great read by Robert Crais. Highly recommend!
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! If you're looking for twists & turns, constant action, and don't mind losing sleep......you must read this one!!!!
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Arlene70AL More than 1 year ago
The usual exciting Cole and partner/best friend Joe Pike. Exciting, interesting and gripping. You never know when some random event will turn into a new case for the pair. I love the relationship between these two men and each book is a treat for me. If you like this series, you will like this book.
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glaine More than 1 year ago
Robert Crais is one of the best writers for this genre. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are great.
booberrysue More than 1 year ago
I have found a new author of mystery to read. Robert Crais moves quickly and keeps your attention riveted on the characters and the plot!
fredsbaby More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the Elvis Cole series of Robert Crais's books, very good read.
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Awesome read
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Well written and hard to put down. Robert Crais is indeed a great writer.