. 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. It's a trap.
The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14 #ad - And with every new twist it's proving to be a killer.
Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But he may already be too late. They've been taken by bajadores—border bandits who prey on the innocent by buying, selling, and disposing of victims like commodities. Cole and joe pike start an undercover investigation to find the couple, but their plan derails when Cole disappears, leaving Pike to burn through the murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend as well as the missing young people.
She's wrong. The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais. When nita morales hires elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend.
The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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.
What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it. Joe pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. 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.
A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd’s case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. 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. Three years earlier lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett.
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But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. 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.
The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. And when the us marshals and the finest security money can buy can’t protect her, Larkin’s wealthy family turns to the one man money can't buy―Joe Pike.
Pike commits to protecting the girl, but it becomes clear someone in their circle is selling them out. 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.
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As the body count rises, pike’s biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels, determined to destroy herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life. And love.
The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelBallantine Books #ad - And he can’t tell if it’s forgiveness or a bullet that’s coming next. A riveting novel with a vivid sense of place. Now a stranger’s terrifying secrets—and a hunt for his killer—give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. Then it consumes him. The victim claims to be P. I. Robert crais is a crime writer of incredible talent—his novels are not only suspenseful and deeply atmospheric but very hard to put down.
Dan brown, author of the Da Vinci Code “A brutal but exhilarating climax. Usa today. Anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced, noirish thriller with a great aha! moment shouldn’t miss The Forgotten Man. The boston globe in an alleyway in los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, lies dying of a gunshot wound.
The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - As a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. Elvis cole’s long-lost father—a stranger who has always haunted his son. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer. Caught in limbo between a broken love affair and way too much publicity over his last case, Cole at first resists getting involved with this new case.
The Last Detective: A Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 9Ballantine Books #ad - 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. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. While lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, is staying with Elvis, Ben, Ben disappears without a trace.
The last detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. Elvis Cole is back. With his acclaimed bestsellers, robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, Hostage and Demolition Angel, and cinematic prose. 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: A Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 9 #ad - Elvis cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. 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, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, Crais explores Elvis's need for family—the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, and his floundering relationship with Lucy—as they race the clock in their search for Ben.
. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, as lucy's wealthy, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation.
The Wanted Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 17G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - When single-mother devon connor hires elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. The new york times bestsellerinvestigator elvis cole and his partner joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.
It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up. With two others, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, determined to get it back, and, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do.
The Wanted Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 17 #ad - To even the odds, cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. Pretty soon, they’ll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down—and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed. The police don’t want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.
But the truth is devastatingly different.
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A. And L. A. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. Crais keeps his plot pounding along. People. A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, 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.
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The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Elvis cole and joe pike are joined by suspect heroes lapd k-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. Even if it could get them killed. Elvis cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. As the two cases intertwine, they all find themselves up against shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials, and the very woman they promised to save may be the cause of their own deaths.
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - Elvis cole is hired to find a woman who’s disappeared, a seemingly ordinary case, until he learns the missing woman is an explosives expert and worked for a Defense Department contractor. Meanwhile, lapd k-9 officer scott james and his patrol dog, Maggie, track a fugitive to a house filled with explosives—and a dead body.
Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7Hachette Books #ad - 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.
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. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs. 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.