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Elvis' friend and partner, Joe Pike, is suspected of several killings committed by an enemy obsessed with destroying Pike, yet he wants to be like Pike. The story is full of action and dry wit and those odd touches of poignancy that Robert Crais is so good at. The reader also gets to find out about Pike's mysterious past.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Story partially from villain's perspective Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   best friend Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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