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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Crais Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elvis Cole / Joe Pike Novels Release Date:
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The day starts like any other in Los Angeles. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for Joe Pike, private investigator and former cop, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gunshot to the head.

Now Karen’s powerful father calls on Pike and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the Los Angeles Police Department as they search for his daughter’s killer because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, for a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole’s twelve-year friendship—and maybe their lives. And LA just might be singing their dirge.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the best crime novels I’ve ever read.”

    David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “What starts as a routine search for a rich man’s pampered daughter becomes a tense face-off with a killer and a serious examination of the limits of friendship.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A milestone in the career of a very fine writer and a must-read for contemporary hardboiled fans.”

    Washington Post

  • “As the complicated plot unfolds, there are surprises and setbacks for all the characters, as well as many moving moments as the friendship between Joe and Elvis is put to the ultimate test. And behind it all stands the city of Los Angeles, populated with the best and worst humanity has to offer and served and protected by a police force that also mirrors the best and worst in human nature.”

    Denver Post

  • Winner of the Dilys Award
  • Finalist for the 2000 Anthony Award
  • A Shamus Award Nominee
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon Storm | 2/10/2014

    " I have read other books in the Elvis Cole series, but this one left the biggest impression. Definitely went to darker places than previous books. Well-written and dramatic without being melodramatic. Robert Crais is a tremendous writer and I would recommend him to anyone who likes the suspense or mystery genres. Although the "bad guy" is revealed before the book ends, the rest of the story was captivating. I liked all of the characters, except John Chen, the crime scene investigator. He was annoying and shallow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 2/7/2014

    " This is one in a series of detective novels written by Robert Crais. They are a fun read. Excellent beach material. I blame Jeff for getting me hooked on these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Juliegsorensen | 2/1/2014

    " I read an article where Robert Crais recommended LA Requiem as the best book in his series for someone to start reading his work. He did not disappoint. This mystery was quite a ride that I enjoyed immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lola4 | 2/1/2014

    " Great book if you like dark, gritty, page-turning detective thrillers, which I do. Great way to launch a New Year--with a great read.The silent, enigmatic Joe Pike emerges as a personality, probably more than in all the previous books combined and almost seems human, except for the amount of bullets he can take and the amount of blood he can lose and still keep going. I just love these guys. "

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