Search Results: "Robert Crais"


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THE WANTED by Robert Crais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers."
In the latest Elvis Cole book, a teenager involved in a series of high-end burglaries is pursued by a murderous, wisecracking duo—possibly dirty cops—hired to recover a stolen laptop. Read full book review >

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INDIGO SLAM by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"California history."
Three years after the witness relocation program hustled his family out of Seattle seconds away from some men with guns, Clark Hewitt is on the run again—but this time he hasn't taken his family with him. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST RULE by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2010

"Righteous vengeance, a reckless pace, a stratospheric body count and just enough surprises to keep you turning the pages. The pleasures may be primitive, but they're genuine."
Joe Pike cuts a wide swath through L.A.'s Serbian mob in his quest to avenge an old member of the team he headed. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN MAN by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"A potent mix of sound detection, black humor, cut-and-run action, sensitive-male flapdoodle, and half a dozen first-class surprises. Welcome back, Elvis."
Veteran LA private eye Elvis Cole, whose return in The Last Detective (2003) after his creator stalked bigger game (Hostage, 2001, etc.) suggested a bad case of gigantism, puts it all together in the murder of his own father. Read full book review >

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DEMOLITION ANGEL by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Crais spikes this predictable, foolproof yarn with so many surprises and such a masterly command of pace that you'll find yourself checking the clock every ten pages. Make sure it's not digital."
After eight entertainingly laid-back mysteries starring Elvis Cole (L.A. Requiem, 1999, etc.), Crais tightens the screws to the max in this white-hot crossover thriller about a cop on the trail of a serial bomber. Read full book review >

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SUNSET EXPRESS by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1996

"Crais's sixth is one of his smoothest."
LAPD Detective Angela Rossi says she recovered the hammer that killed Susan Martin from her husband's shrubbery, but Teddy Martin's lawyer, Jonathan Green, says Rossi planted it there, and hires Elvis Cole (Voodoo River, 1995, etc.) to find holes in her story. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE by Robert Crais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Not Crais' deepest or thorniest mystery but another solid outing with a host of involving characters."
Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole is joined by K-9 cop Scott James and his battle-scarred German shepherd, Maggie, in the search for a woman out to avenge the killing of her son in a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Read full book review >

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FREE FALL by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"After trading a little too obviously on his undeniable charm in the opening scenes, Cole delivers the goods in the kind of bravura performance only a pro can give."
What if the bad guys had gotten hold of the Rodney King beating tape? Read full book review >

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TAKEN by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"The result is to loosen the logical links that connect one set piece to another and recast the whole story as if it were a string of trailers for a dozen hellacious summer movies."
A kidnapping drops Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the maelstrom of human smugglers. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DETECTIVE by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Elvis on steroids. Strictly for the Russian-judge contingent."
Before he hit the big time with Hostage (2001), Crais made his name with seven novels about wisecracking but ever tougher L.A. shamus Elvis Cole. Now his old hero's overheated return suggests that somebody can't go home again. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Film rights have already been sold to MGM. If you wait for the movie, you'll see Bruce Willis, and you won't miss a thing."
Efficient, forgettable formula suspense in the Desperate Hours mold from a writer who's done much better work. Read full book review >