The author of the Elvis Cole series turns in an excellent non-series mystery about a female demolition squad cop after a mad bomber who's targeting police officers. Good characterizations, with solid plotting and suspense. Another excellent book from the increasingly good writer.... Hostage
Doubleday, Aug 2001, 24.95, 384 pp.
Former Los Angeles negotiator Jeff Talley left the force when he failed to save a young victim, whose eyes still haunt him. Jeff accepts the job as Chief of Police of Bristo Bay, California because he expects to ignore his depressing memories.
However, his life of avoidance ends when his skills honed during his LA SWAT days become needed. Two siblings and a maniac commit murder du... Indigo Slam
Investigator Elvis Cole is hired by three children to find their missing father. He stumbles on a counterfeiting ring, complicated by the Federal Witness Protection Program. A subplot involves his relationship with Lucy Chenier, and the obstacles she must overcome to accept a job in California.... L.A. Requiem
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....
Stalking The Angel
The story begins with a very wealthy would-be client and his female business manager entering private eye Elvis Cole's office only to find him standing on his head. Cole describes this exercise as retarding the aging process.
Disproving of Cole's irrevererance and ready to leave, the business manager talks her boss into relating the story of how his 3 Million dollar Japanese manuscript had been stolen and his desire to hire Cole to find it and return it...