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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: Ron McLarty Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged 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

  • “Easily the most ambitious in an outstanding series…This is an extraordinary crime novel that should not be pigeonholed by genre. The best books always land outside preset boundaries. A wonderful experience.”

    Booklist (starred review)

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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joan-josep Vallbe | 2/11/2014

    " I'm a detective novels reader and have read the first nine Elvis Cole novels. This may be the darker and more complex of Crais' so far. The characters grow in richness here especially Pike. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Larry | 2/11/2014

    " This was my first Robert Crais novel and I was not disappointed. I'll be looking for more in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series. One of those page-turner---can't put it down books. "

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

    " Neighbor recommended Crais' novels. Los Angeles private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike look into the murder of Pike's former girlfriend. Page-turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beverly | 1/29/2014

    " LA PI Elvis Cole and his laconic partner Joe Pike hunt a serial killer who murdered an ex-girlfriend of Joe's. Flashbacks to Joe's childhood and previous experiences as a LA police detective add depth and raise this out of the genre fiction level. Another urban crime writer with literary quality, hard-boiled with a soft side, and a good feeling for LA. "

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