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    • The Wanted

    • Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821

    When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected after waiting for so long

    • By FhvnEd on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Suspect

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,072
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,067

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Page Turner!!

    • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Promise

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

    Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Promise

    • By Diana Hart 33 on 11-12-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Last Detective

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 9
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life - but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her 10-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Scheme that Backfires!!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Watchman

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 11
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818

    Pike commits himself to protecting the girl, but when they immediately come under fire, he realizes someone is selling them out.

    As the body count rises, Pike's biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels, determined to destroy herself - unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life...and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joe Pike is a real person: no longer a cartoon.

    • By Richard Delman on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Monkey's Raincoat

    • An Elvis Cole Novel
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 789

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slaughtered by sickeningly awful reader

    • By Lehua of Pacifica on 06-11-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The First Rule

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Robert Crais
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 982
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523

    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Joe Pike

    • By Susan on 02-24-10

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Chasing Darkness

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 12
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491

    It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the residents of Laurel Canyon are being evacuated from their homes, Police and Fire Department personnel find the corpse of a recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elvis & Pike Ride Again

    • By J on 08-25-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Forgotten Man

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 10
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519

    Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he's been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crais's reliable craft

    • By David on 05-14-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sunset Express

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 6
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Elvis Cole, wisecracking private eye, finds himself embroiled in a controversial LA murder case. A wealthy WASP entrepreneur appears to have murdered his wife. A hot-shot defense attorney takes the case and hires Elvis to find proof that the L.A. detective - rumored to be dirty - fooled around with the evidence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time

    • By --------------- on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Two Minute Rule

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    When ex-con Max Holman finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. The only thing on his mind is reconciliation with his estranged son, who is, ironically, a cop. But then he hears the devastating news: His son and three other Los Angeles police officers were gunned down in cold blood the night before Holman's release.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Great Characters, Great Writing

    • By Charles Atkinson on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Free Fall

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated L.A. cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • story better than reader

    • By Jo Anne on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Monkey's Raincoat

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 1
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked. The search for Ellen's errant husband leads Elvis into the seamier side of Hollywood. He soon learns that Mort Lang is a down-on-his-luck talent agent who associates with a schlocky movie producer, and the last place he was spotted was at a party thrown by a famous and very well-connected ex-Matador.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This guy is interesting - and fun

    • By Tim on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Voodoo River

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    .A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story...great narrator

    • By David on 07-28-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Stalking the Angel

    • Elvis Cole - Joe Pike, Book 2
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 357

    Hired by a hotel magnate to locate a priceless Japanese manuscript, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole encounters the notorious Yakuza, the Japanese mob, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Crais’ Normal Standard

    • By Nancy F. on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Sentry

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it — and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Crais

    • By S. Harvey on 01-21-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lullaby Town

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 614
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436

    Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis Cole to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great Elvis and Joe Pike read

    • By K. Shaw on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Taken

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971

    When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid, even though she’s gotten a phone call asking for ransom. She knows it’s a fake, that her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call only “that boy,” and that they need money: "Even smart girls do stupid things when they think a boy loves them." But she is wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By R. Conley on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Indigo Slam

    • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: David Stuart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    When a 15-year-old girl shows up to plead with Elvis to find her errant father, his first impulse is to hand the case over to Social Services. But he sees how hard the kid is working to keep her two siblings together and afloat. The father sounds like an angel; the case should be a cinch. But as Elvis investigates, he finds the dad seems to be a mover in the criminal underworld who is on the verge of a grand scheme.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst listen of my life

    • By Mari on 05-14-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • L.A. Requiem

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890

    Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais’ L.A. Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Joe Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike’s disappears, the girl’s father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Equal to Bosch and Davenport

    • By David on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $31.49

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