The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole)
Elvis Cole is back...
With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times amazing ebook) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The final Detective, Crais returns to his signature personality, la deepest investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the which means of family members and the burdens of the past.
Elvis Cole's dating with legal professional Lucy Chenier is strained. whilst she moved from Louisiana to hitch Elvis in l. a., she by no means dreamed that violence might so simply contact her existence -- yet then the unthinkable occurs. whereas Lucy is away on company and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears with no hint. desirous to think that the boy has run away, facts quickly mounts to indicate a far darker scenario.
Joining forces along with his enigmatic associate, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the aid of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's filthy rich, oil-industry ex-husband makes an attempt to wrest keep watch over of the research. Amid the maelstrom of private conflicts, Elvis and Joe are pressured to think about a extra troubling lead -- one indicating that Ben's disappearance is hooked up to a negative, long-held mystery from Elvis Cole's past.
Venturing deep within a fancy psyche, Crais explores Elvis's want for relations - the army that embraced him in the course of a bothered formative years, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering dating with Lucy - as they race the clock of their look for Ben. The final Detective is Robert Crais' richest, so much excessive story of suspense but.
From the Hardcover edition.
bill. “That's Mr. Faustina—Herbert Faustina.” He spelled it for me. “Could you provide me his domestic handle and phone?” He learn off an handle on university Ridge Lane in Scottsdale, Arizona, then it with a mobilephone quantity. “Okay. How approximately his bank card number?” “He paid money. We do this in the event you positioned down a three-hundred-dollar money deposit.” I tapped my pad, attempting to determine what to invite subsequent whereas he stared at me. you want to by no means supply them an opportunity to imagine. He acknowledged, “What did.
by no means inform humans anything—they constantly desired to understand extra, and looked as if it would consider it used to be their correct. “I particularly have no idea what else to inform you. probably day after today you have to name the police such as you said.” Father Willie attempted to show, yet Frederick stuck his arm, and the strength of it virtually pulled Father Willie off his toes. “He was once making plans this journey? It was once la, you said?” “I imagine you would greater calm down.” “Why was once he going to Los Angeles?” Father Willie stared into Frederick's eyes,.
emotions have been visible. What she felt approximately Cole—or whatever else—wasn't an individual else's enterprise. She must have in mind to not smile quite a bit while she considered Cole. Starkey swiveled round to her desktop and entered David Reinnike's identify into the kingdom of California felony details Center's seek engine. If David Reinnike were arrested as an grownup, his directory would seem. A case quantity used to be required, so Starkey used a host from one of many 16 instances she at the moment worked,.
Of the dossier field. each person who asked the records needed to signal for them, like an old style library card. She glanced at it, then positioned it at the counter. “These humans needs to imagine they're all medical professionals, the best way they write.” 3 humans had asked the dossier because it became chilly. the 1st names have been Alvarez and Tolbert, either one of whom had revisited the dossier on separate events greater than two decades in the past. a 3rd access was once scrawled and hard to learn, yet i'll make out adequate of the.
Statements, and interviews have been entered into the homicide booklet in the course of the 3 weeks following the crime. Tolbert entered the lab experiences as they arrived, yet their results—like the interviews and the remainder of the investigation—offered not anything beneficial. No suspects have been pointed out, and after a time the research became chilly. Tolbert's final record was once dated 16 weeks after the murders. Maria's sister, Teresa Evans, had undergone her sister's possessions, and said undefined.