It's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep - until it turns out to be a nightmare. For when Cole finds Nelson's wife in a small Conneticut town, she's nothing like what he expects. The lady has some unwanted - and very nasty - mob connections, which means Elvis could be opening the East Coast branch of his P.I. office...at the bottom of the Hudson River.
Investigate another case with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.
©2008 Robert Crais; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"This story is pure pleasure from the very first page." (Kirkus Reviews)
Mob to Hollywood
David Baldacci or Connelly series are a lot like this series with a good mystery and likable characters
I like Elvis, his internal dialog/thoughts are pretty funny
At times I wanted to strangle Peter Alan Nelson for being so annoying
Great read in the Elvis/Joe series
Good story, that actually gets Elvis out of LA again. I am circling back and doing older Elvis Cole books and I had a hard time with the reader at the beginning, but after a short adjustment over the first few chapters, I got used to him and now doing other older Elvis books, Mel Foster has almost become the standard.
I really loved this book, and loved the narrator. First rate.
I just liked the attitudes of the two main characters, Elvis & Cole. The narration made their attitudes all the better, and used inflections and nuances that I wouldn't have seen if I was just reading the book. The story line was good!
Again, the narration made their attitudes all the better, and used inflections and nuances that I wouldn't have seen if I was just reading the book.
I had never heard of this author before. I am on the second book, and even though it is narrated by a different person (whose voice sounds too young, compared to Mel's voice) - I still like the inflections, etc., that he gives the characters. His accents are good also.
Crais tells a good story that I consider mystery light. It is always engaging but does not require a lot of thinking. Some more intrigue might help. Some of it seems implausible, but the humor makes it worthwhile.
Crais uses a lot of humor and I like the funny side of Elvis Cole.
Mel Foster brings lightness and air and a comic's touch to the reading.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Enjoyed the flip style of Elvis Cole makes the story more light hearted than the routine murder mystery stories. The self centered hubris attitude of the director was a great contrast to Toby his son. Looking forward to more books by Crais.
Enjoyed the story, as always. Crais is a great writer, but Mel Foster just does not fit the characters.
I have been re-listening to this series and wonder if authors understand how critical a narrator is and how much finding one that embodies the main character is important. Crais is pretty clear about Elvis Cole's personality and most of his narrators do not even come close to capturing it. This is very apparent when one has listened to most of the series. Mel Foster isn't Elvis Cole the was say the way George Guidall is Walt Longmire in Craig Johnson's series.
While I love Elvis Cole, Joe Pike enthralls me! Joe played a role in this story but in my opinion not a big enough one. The story was a little hard to believe but I'll suspend belief for Elvis and Joe any day. Sympathetic idiot rich man wants to find his long neglected son and ex wife who have moved on and made a nice quiet life for themselves if you don't count the ties to organized crime. TheN Crais sends in the clowns in the guise of a bunch of stereotypical mob jerks and the plot thickens.I won't spoil the story with details, it's always amusing to get Elvis and Joe in a fight because of course they are invincible! don't expect reality, expect fun
Not exactly on the edge of my seat, but amused and entertained throughout!
did not find the delivery as good as some I've heard, it was adequate, that's all.
no tears were shed in the 'reading' of this book, but I laughed quietly through a great deal of it. I love Elvis Cole and Robert Crais so I knew what I was getting and I was not disappointed.
MORE JOE PIKE!
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