The Last Detective

Author(s): Robert Crais


Elvis Cole is once again coming to terms with his life as a PI on the streets of LA. He loves his girlfriend Lucy, but his constant exposure to the Californian underclasses has stretched their relationship to the limit - especially when Cole's job brings danger too close to her beloved son. The young boy, Ben, is rapidly becoming the light in both their lives.

Then one sunny afternoon, the demons from Elvis's past finally come to visit. Ben is snatched from Cole's secluded home. The kidnappers call. They don't want money. They want retribution. But who from his past is capable of such a crime? The only clue is that the kidnappers mention the words 'five-two'. Five-two was Cole's unit designation in Vietnam - a life he has avoided thinking about for over twenty years. But now it seems he must journey into his own past in order to protect his future. For it seems that this kidnapper is not only someone who knows him, but someone who owes him...


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Reissued in the brand new cover style. All the backlist are being reissued in the new look in 2008. Robert Crais is a regular Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author. He also gets fantastic reviews for all of his novels: 'The narrative is taut, the menace palpable, the suspense unbearable' Daily Telegraph. 'Crais serves up a brilliant thriller which is perfect for both long-time fans and new recruits ' Irish Examiner. 'An exciting tale of kidnap and revenge ... Crais is a fine storyteller' Sunday Telegraph. 'THE LAST DETECTIVE is US crime fiction at its most enjoyable - fast, funny where it needs to be and leaving the reader with a craving for more' Enigma. 'Brilliant and convincing detective work, suspense that erupts in shoot-out in abandoned airport. Deeply satisfying stuff' Literary Review. 'THE LAST DETECTIVE is literally a thrill-a-minute read. Crais is on top form, which, believe me, is about as good as it gets. Don't miss it' Independent on Sunday.

REVIEWS 'The tale is told with urgency'DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Robert Crais is one of the best-kept secrets of the crime genre, despite the raft of awards bestowed on him. His Elvis Cole detective novels have always been intelligent and satisfying reads, but it was with LA Requiem that Crais finally began to receive the public recognition he deserved. On the back of this success, Orion has forked out on a massive advertising campaign for his latest book, and with any luck it will bring him to the attention of a whole new audience. It should do too, because The Last Detective is up there with the author's best work....This is a nervy, compelling page-turner of a book with great action scenes'Mark Campbell CRIME TIME

Robert Crais is the author of numerous bestselling Elvis Cole and stand- alone thrillers, one of which, HOSTAGE, was made into a major film starring Bruce Willis. Crais has won many awards, and lives in LA.

General Fields

  • : 9780752849492
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : 0.195
  • : September 2003
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Crais
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.54
  • : 352