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. 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.
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. Private investigator elvis cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past.
Cole’s fight to clear his name brings murder and corruption terrifyingly close to home. It’s fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. 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, politics, 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, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be.
The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11With 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. Pike commits to protecting the girl, but it becomes clear someone in their circle is selling them out. But in doing so she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers.
. At last, the enigmatic partner of Elvis Cole The Two Minute Rule takes center stage in this pulse-racing thriller. He’s an ex-cop, ex-marine, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, and that favor is to keep the uncontrollable Larkin alive.
The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13Joe 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.
The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14But it's much more than a deception. 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. And with every new twist it's proving to be a killer. 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. But for reasons of their own, Dru, Smith and his lovely niece, are curiously resentful. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith's life.
Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15They'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.
. 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.
She's wrong. But he may already be too late.
The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelDesperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. 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.
The last detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. While lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, is staying with Elvis, Ben, Ben disappears without a trace. With his acclaimed bestsellers, edgy characterizations, Hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, and cinematic prose.
Elvis Cole is back. 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. Elvis cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained.
Now, los angeles private investigator elvis Cole, Crais returns to his signature character, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past. 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.
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.
L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8And L. A. 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. 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, is dead, Karen Garcia, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.
Now karen's powerful father calls on pike a former cop and his partner, 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, Elvis Cole, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives.
Terrific entertainment. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. 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.
But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again.
Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 7Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night. Then everything changes. Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets. He's facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy--bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival.
. 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. 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.
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelAs 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. Even if it could get them killed. 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.
Elvis cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. 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. 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.
Voodoo River Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 5Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. L. A. But when he gets to louisiana and begins his search, he finds that there's something much darker going on. 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.
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. 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.
The Forgotten Man: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike NovelAs a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. Then it consumes him. 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. The victim claims to be P. I. Elvis cole’s long-lost father—a stranger who has always haunted his son. 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, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, an old man, lies dying of a gunshot wound. Now a stranger’s terrifying secrets—and a hunt for his killer—give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer.
. 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.