The Last Detective

The Last Detective

By Robert Crais

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345451903, 337pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2004

Description

P.I. Elvis Cole’s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. Then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son Ben is staying with Elvis, the boy vanishes without a trace. When the kidnappers call, it’s not for ransom, but for a promise to punish Cole for past sins he claims he didn’t commit. With the LAPD wrestling over the case, and the boy’s estranged father attempting to take control of the investigation, Cole vows to find Ben first. But Cole’s partner, Joe Pike, knows more about this case than he has said. Pike lives in a world where dangerous men commit crimes beyond all reckoning. Now, one of those men is alive and well in L.A.—and calling Elvis Cole to war. . . .



About the Author
Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Two Minute Rule, The Forgotten Man, and L.A. Requiem.


Praise For The Last Detective

“Stunning . . . Shrewdly written and sharply plotted . . . The Last Detective is a rare treat.”
The Washington Post Book World

“FAST-MOVING . . . A PAGE-TURNING THRILLER.”
Chicago Tribune

“CRAIS TAKES READERS ON A WILD RIDE. But like all talented writers, Crais has other themes floating beneath the choppy surface waters. . . . [He is] one of the genre’s most versatile craftsmen.”
The Denver Post

“Crais reaffirms his place in the front row of the private-eye purveyors. . . . He skillfully evokes past masters of the genre without imitating them.”
San Diego Union-Tribune