published in 1987 Series: Elvis Cole
The novel that introduced Elvis Cole, L.A. Private Eye and his partner, Joe Pike.
Ellen Lang walks into Cole’s Disney-Deco office and hires Elvis to find her husband and son. Elvis and Joe search through Hollywood leads them to a world of drugs, sex and murder.
This is only the second book I have read or listened to by Robert Crais, the first being Taken, which is number 14 in the series and I enjoyed it much better simply because of the narrator. It was read by Luke Daniels and The Monkey’s Raincoat, the first in the ELVIS COLE SERIES, was read by Patrick Lawlor and he couldn’t hold a candle to Mr. Daniels.
The plot was good and the characters, their development and interaction was good but the reader was flat. I will mostly likely purchase more of this series but I’m hoping Mr. Lawlor will improve with time. We’ll see.
Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters and in this book he’s older, wiser,softer(because of his daughter living with him) and just as detemined as ever to do what’s right. He doesn’t care who he offends just as long as it’s done by the book. He’s my kind of guy. Excellent book and I highly recommend it.