Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.
LAPD homicide detectives had never connected the seven murders before and only one suspect has been charged in any of the murders - the suicide now discovered in the fire, Elliot Martin. Three years earlier, Martin had been brought to trial, but his defense attorney hired Elvis Cole to investigate. Cole found an exculpatory videotape that prompted the judge to dismiss the charges. But now Cole doesn't know what to believe, so he digs hard to uncover the truth - and escape his terrible guilt.
Investigate another case with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
©2008 Robert Crais; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Little in life is as satisfying as a new Elvis Cole novel. Each installment of Robert Crais' 20-year-old series is like meeting a good friend for lunch who you haven't seen in a long time." (Chicago Tribune)
Crais does a good job with his characters. This is a decent plot with okay development. It would be a simple read and is an even more simple listen. It ranks slightly above average in the "thriller" department and is good if you like series and watching a character or two develop. I will continue to listen to Crais' books because I know the development happens in the later books in the series.
This book was different to me but I enjoyed it a lot. I enjoy the whole series so off to the next one. I would recommend this book
This audio production was very weird. First, all phone conversations in the book sounded as if they were being made through two tin cans. I'm sure this "tinny" sound was to make it sound more like a phone call but honestly, it didn't work for me. Second, the reader did a terrible job with the female voices. I found them rather annoying. Third, the reader's regular voice just didn't seem to fit the character of Elvis Cole very well. I'm glad I had the kindle version too, as the story itself was very engaging and exciting and actually quite enjoyable to read. Definitely don't waste a credit. I paid the Whispersync discounted price and I'm glad that's all I spent.
I've listened to a few of the Elvis Cole novels and I pretty much like them all. They get me hooked quickly and I can't stop listening to find out what's going to happen next.Plenty of twists and turns to keep the story interesting. I love the characters, although I'd have liked to see more of Joe Pike. My main beef with this one is that the end unraveled pretty suddenly and left me unsatisfied. Too many loose ends for my taste, too little build up. Some very spooky scenes went nowhere. The narrator was terrific. I didn't care too much for the "authentic" sound of the phone conversations.
I love the narrator, however the story itself was not one of my favorites by this author. I prefer more involvement of the Joe Pike character.
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