Search Results: "Robert Crais"


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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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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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SUSPECT by Robert Crais
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A solid, muscular thriller, well-spun."
Veteran thriller-maven Crais (Taken, 2012, etc.) returns with a pleasingly perplexing storyline fresh from the headlines. Read full book review >

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THE SENTRY by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"'War is what I do,' Pike tells Azzara when they first square off. Roger that, and prepare the body bags."
Having taken on the Serbian mob (The First Rule, 2010), soldier of fortune Joe Pike is ready for a slickly plotted encounter with drug-dealing Bolivians and their strongmen. Read full book review >

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CHASING DARKNESS by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Some of the twists are more convincing than the last one, which leaves a few loose ends. But it's great to see Cole (The Forgotten Man, 2005, etc.) back in action."
The shooting of an apparent serial killer allows the LAPD to close the books on seven murders—but private eye Elvis Cole won't have it. Read full book review >

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THE TWO MINUTE RULE by Robert Crais
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

A bank robber turns detective to avenge the son who's always hated him, in this turbocharged suspenser from Crais (The Forgotten Man, 2005, etc.). 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 >