Book: Robert Crais “Sunset Express (Elvis Cole 06)”

September 18, 2016

Following on a few months from the previous novel Elvis is back in LA waiting for a client to walk in the door, when a client walks in the door.  A hot-shot celebrity defense lawyer hires Cole to investigate a police officer who may have planted evidence against a murderer he is defending.

bookReluctant to go against the police at first Cole looks into the case, finds the officer is clean and reports this back to his client.  Job done, end of case.  But when the client announces that his star investigator has found evidence against the police it all turns upside down.  Who is framing who and why?

Among all that Elvis’s romance with Lucy, who we met in the previous novel, grows as she spends time in LA.


Book: Robert Crais “Voodoo River” (Elvis Cole 05)”

September 16, 2016

Voodoo River is the fifth Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais.  The one when Elvis falls in love.

bookAn actress hires Elvis to check into her background knowing that she was adopted.  A simple enough case that takes Elvis to Louisiana.  Only it really doesn’t turn out that simple and as in his previous books the plot is well crafted and exciting.

Cole meets Lucy, a Louisiana attorney who Elvis develops a romantic interest.

 


Book: Robert Crais “Free Fall (Elvis Cole 04)”

September 16, 2016

I’ve fully settled into working through Robert Crais’s books.  This is the fourth in the Elvis Cole series published in 1993.

bookElvis Cole, is a great character, he’s funny and sarcastic.  He has great throw away lines and able to follow the trail to keep the story moving. In this book Jennifer Sheridan walks into Elvis Cole’s office and hires him to investigate her boyfriend and LAPD officer Mark Thurman who is hiding something from her, and she’s afraid he’s been involved in a crime.

Cole begins to find things that point to Mark being in serious trouble. What has Mark gotten himself into? Can Cole and his partner Joe Pike get him out of it?

It’s an interesting case, which unfolds quickly. There are surprises, both good and bad, and the stakes keep going up for Elvis, Joe, Jennifer, Mark, and the others in the book.  As with the previous Elvis Cole books you are constantly wondering how things can be resolved.