As clues to a man's secret life emerge from the shadows, Elvis knows he's not just up against ruthless mobsters and some very angry Feds. Available for the first time as an ebook!Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole--until the day a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office.
Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night. He's facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy--bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival. Then everything changes. Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets.
What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs.
L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8
A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, gripping, colorful, a real knockout. Dean koontzthe day starts like any other in L. A. Absolutely terrific!”—david baldacci“Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he’s written before. The denver post“A whodunit with salsa and soul.
The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. Crais keeps his plot pounding along. People. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives.
Terrific entertainment. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Just might be singing their dirge. Praise for L. A. His ex-lover, karen garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head. Now karen's powerful father calls on pike a former cop and his partner, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, Elvis Cole, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide.
Voodoo River Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5
But when he gets to louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there's something much darker going on. 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. Elvis cole finds himself deep in the bayou of Louisiana searching for the estranged parents of a television star -- but something deadly is looking for him.
Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. 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.
Sunset Express: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 6
Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife's brutal murder. Elvis cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. When a wealthy entrepreneur is accused of murder in Los Angeles, wisecracking private eye Elvis Cole is hired to prove that the evidence was corrupted and becomes suspicious about the defense attorney's motivations.
But cole needs to know if she's desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. As cole and his partner joe pike work their way through a tangle of witnesses and an even greater tangle of media, they begin to suspect that it's not the police who are behind the setup.
The sixth book in the elvis cole series, Sunset Express is marked by Robert Crais's dark humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Detective rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago. So his hotshot attorney hires P. I. But he's not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense.
The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
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. The last detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. 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.
Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. Now, 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. With his acclaimed bestsellers, edgy characterizations, Hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, and cinematic prose.
While lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. 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.
. Elvis Cole is back.
Free Fall: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Elvis cole provides more fun for the reader than any L. A. And before the case is through, every copy in the LAPD will be gunning for a pair of escaped armed-and-dangerous killers—Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Private eye to come along in years. Joseph wambaugh “elvis lives, and he's on his way to being crowned the king of detectives.
Booklist. A thoughtful and powerful page turner. Peopleelvis cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And jennifer sheridan qualifies: her fiancé, mark thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble—the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.
Five minutes after his new client leaves his office, corrupt cops, the enigmatic Joe Pike, Elvis and his partner, are hip-deep in a deadly situation as they plummet into a world of South Central gangs, and conspiracies of silence.
The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11
Pike lives a world away from the palaces of Beverly Hills. He’s an ex-cop, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, ex-Marine, and that favor is to keep the uncontrollable Larkin alive. At last, the enigmatic partner of Elvis Cole The Two Minute Rule takes center stage in this pulse-racing thriller. But in doing so she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers.
For maybe the first time in her life, Larkin wants to do the right thing. Young and staggeringly rich, she speeds through the city during its loneliest hours, blowing through red after red in her Aston Martin as if running for her life. With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals, and the stunning revelation that even the cops are not who they seem.
Then suddenly she sees another car’s metal-on-metal explosion of a terrible accident and, dazed, finds herself the single witness in a secret federal investigation. When joe pike is charged with safeguarding a wealthy heiress, he discovers protecting the sole witness to a crime is nothing compared to protecting an LA party girl from her own self-destruction…Larkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking.
Pike commits to protecting the girl, but it becomes clear someone in their circle is selling them out. Taking matters into his own hands, hit hard, Joe drops off the gird with Larkin and follows his own survival rules: strike fast, hunt down the hunters. As the body count rises, a lost soul in the city of Angels, Pike’s biggest threat might come from the girl herself, determined to destroy herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12
But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. Three years earlier lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women—one per year, for seven years.
When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole’s world upside down. Captured in photographs that could only have been taken by the murderer, Yvonne Bennett was the fifth of the seven victims—two more young women were murdered after Lionel Byrd walked free.
So elvis can’t help but wonder—did he, cost two more young women their lives? shut out of the investigation by a special LAPD task force determined to close the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately fight to uncover the truth about Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of death—a truth hidden by lies, Elvis Cole, politics, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be.
Private investigator elvis cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. It was cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Chasing darkness is a blistering thriller from the bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime writing.
Elvis was hailed as a hero.
The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13
What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, blood vengeance, double crosses, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it. Joe pike and his partner elvis cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.
When frank meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him.
Stalking the Angel: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
For elvis cole, it’s just another day’s work. Praise for stalking the angel “Stalking the Angel is a righteous California book: intelligent, hard, perceptive, clean. James ellroy “out on the west coast, where private eyes thrive like avocado trees, Robert Crais has created an interesting and amusing hero in Elvis Cole.
The wall street journal “devotees of the rock ‘em, sock ‘em school should find Stalking the Angel tasty. The san diego Union. The blonde who walked into Cole’s office was the bestlooking woman he’d seen in weeks. Bradley warren had lost something very valuable—something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure.
Together their search begins in L. A. S little tokyo and the nest of notorious Japanese mafia, and leads to a white-knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder, the yakuza, sexual obsession, and a stunning double-whammy ending. He’s a literate, wisecreacking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up.
Meet elvis Cole, L. A. He quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a.
The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14
And with every new twist it's proving to be a killer. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith's life. It's only when pike's feelings for the woman deepen that he and his partner, discover that Dru and her uncle are not at all who they seem, Elvis Cole, and everything Pike has learned about them is a lie.
But for reasons of their own, Dru, Smith and his lovely niece, are curiously resentful. It's a trap. But it's much more than a deception. Private investigators joe pike and elvis Cole get double-crossed in this twisty, gripping New York Times bestseller that will have readers on the edge of their seats. When gangbangers shake down the modest owner of a Los Angeles eatery, Joe Pike intervenes.