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Panic at Ben's disappearance turns to terror when the kidnapper phones to reveal his apparent motive, a dark secret from Elvis's past. But the plot thickens and twists, and then twists again, as Elvis and his longtime buddy, tough guy Joe Pike, race the clock against a group of villains as sinister as they are capable. The author mixes Elvis's first-person narration with third-person sections that describe other points of view--a risky technique, but Crais makes it work. He also does a fine job resurrecting the wisecracking Elvis of earlier books while imbuing him with a new depth and darkness.
This dazzlingly plotted, crisply told story is threaded with real detection (what a rarity!) and peopled by characters you can't help but care about--including Carol Starkey, the haunted bomb-squad cop from Demolition Angel, who's now a juvenile-abduction detective. Crais has long been getting better with each book, and The Last Detective continues the pattern. --Nicholas H. Allison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent thriller that gives a lot of new background information about Elvis and shows how the past and present are interconnected. Wonderful storytelling!Published 12 months ago by Jenifer Mohammed, Author of Resurrecting Cybele
Makes you read through dinner. A quick easy entertaining book. Always read the pike series but Elvis Cole series just as goodPublished on May 10 2013 by Adele Anderson
This was a fast paced thriller that is sure to be one of Robert Crais' best books. It grabbed my senses from the very beginning and didn't let up until I finished reading the... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2010 by Jordan L. Wares
Elvis Cole is once again coming to terms with his life as a private eye in the streets of Los Angeles. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by HORAK
Definitively RC is a six stars writer, the way he explains what are thinking all the characters at the same action in the book is excellent, the way he combine the characters of... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Jorge Frid
One of the things Crais uses to add tension in this excellent book is the use of a running timeline. Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by Paul Skinner
I have read nearly all of Crais' novels, and found this the least enjoyable. Not only was it very dark and lacking in humor, but the plot was simplistic and the person ultimately... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004