San francisco chronicleCarol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L. A. S finest bomb squad technician. Gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks. People “a powerful, self-contained novel of suspense that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet .
Demolition Angel: A Novel #ad - Three years have passed since the event that still haunts her: a detonation that killed her partner and lover, scarred her body and soul, and ended her career as a bomb tech. Though the pace of the book moves like a quick-burning fuse, crais still takes the time in Demolition Angel to sketch out some memorable characters: Starkey, haunted and hollow-eyed, covering up her pain with a Bogart-tough demeanor; and John Michael Fowles aka Mr.
Hostage: A NovelFawcett #ad - It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. As talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk.
When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L. A. Enter chief of police jeff talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past.
As the los angeles times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game. His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all.
Hostage: A Novel #ad - Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke.
The Two Minute RuleSimon & Schuster #ad - But for an ex-con fresh on parole, finding answers in the corruption of the LAPD means asking for help from the person least expecting it: the FBI officer who put him away…Every seasoned criminal knows the two minute rule: the two minutes before the cops show up at the scene of a robbery. Determined to put the past behind him, Max sets out on the morning of his parole only to discover his son, a cop, was gunned down in cold blood hours earlier.
But not everyone plays by the rules… When a decisive four minutes put Max Holman in prison, he spent the next decade planning one thing: reconciliation with his estranged son. Keeping the rule means changing your life, breaking it means a lifetime in jail. From the author that sets the standard of gripping, edgy suspense, The Two Minute Rule delivers all the surprising plot twists and powerful characters that make Robert Crais one of the top crime writers today.
The Two Minute Rule #ad - When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, Max is determined to track down the murderer—at any cost. From the author of the last detective and Hostage, comes a thriller featuring a father searching for vengeance in the City of Angels.
The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelBallantine Books #ad - Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. With his acclaimed bestsellers, hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, Joe Pike, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation.
The last detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. 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: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #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. While lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, is staying with Elvis, Ben, Ben disappears without a trace.
Elvis Cole is back. 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.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. It was cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Private investigator elvis cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past.
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. But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. So elvis can’t help but wonder—did he, elvis cole, 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, cost two more young women their lives? Shut out of the investigation by a special LAPD task force determined to close the case, politics, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be.
Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12 #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. 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. Cole’s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home.
L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8Ballantine Books #ad - 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, Elvis Cole, everyone has secrets, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, and even the mighty blue have something to hide.
Just might be singing their dirge. Praise for L. A. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. Absolutely terrific!”—david baldacci“Darker, deeper, denser, and more satisfying than anything he’s written before. The denver post“A whodunit with salsa and soul. Crais keeps his plot pounding along.
L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8 #ad - People. 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. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout.
Dean koontzthe day starts like any other in L.
Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7Hachette Books #ad - 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. 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.
Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7 #ad - . 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. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs. Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night.
The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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. But for reasons of their own, Smith and his lovely niece, Dru, are curiously resentful.
It's only when pike's feelings for the woman deepen that he and his partner, Elvis Cole, discover that Dru and her uncle are not at all who they seem, and everything Pike has learned about them is a lie. It's a trap. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith's life. And with every new twist it's proving to be a killer.
The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14 #ad - . But it's much more than a deception.
Voodoo River Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5Hachette Books #ad - 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.
. 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, secrets, Voodoo River becomes a twisting tale of identity, and murder. But when he gets to louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there's something much darker going on.
Voodoo River Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5 #ad - Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut.
Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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.
Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15 #ad - . 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.
But he may already be too late. She's wrong.
The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13 #ad - Joe pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. 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.