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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,685 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elvis Cole / Joe Pike Novels Release Date:
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When Ellen Lang’s husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can’t even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back, no questions asked.

The search for Ellen’s errant husband leads Elvis into the seamier side of Hollywood. He soon learns that Mort Lang is a down-on-his-luck talent agent who associates with a schlocky movie producer, and the last place he was spotted was at a party thrown by a famous and very well-connected ex-matador. But no one has seen him since, including his B-movie girlfriend. At the same time the police find Mort in his parked car with four gunshots in his chest—and no kid in sight. And then Ellen disappears.

Now nothing is what it seems, and the heat is on. It is up to Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike to find the connection between sleazy Hollywood players and an ex-matador.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robert B. Parker has some competition on his hands....Elvis Cole is an appealing character and Crais’ style is fresh and funny.”

    Sue Grafton, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Far and away the most satisfying private eye novel in years. Grab this one—it’s a winner!”

    Lawrence Block, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Elvis Cole provides more fun for the reader than any LA private eye to come along in years.”

    Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This action thriller is pure escapism and has great dialogue.”

    Healthy Magazine

  • Winner of the 1988 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Winner of the 1988 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery
  • Finalist for the 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marquita Herald | 2/13/2014

    " I'm new to Elvis Cole, but got hooked right from the beginning. Very clever dialogue and the plot moves at a good pace. This was a first novel for Robert Crais and now I'm working my way through the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lola4 | 2/11/2014

    " Wow, what a great first book! It's been a long time--probably since the last Crais book--that I read a novel that I enjoyed so much. Yeah, I love these guys! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dave | 2/9/2014

    " Meh... Recommended by a friend. never really grabbed me (the writing, the characters or the story). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sherri Vigil | 1/20/2014

    " Can't get enough of Elvis and Joe. They saved a little boy. "

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