Sunset Express (Elvis Cole #6)
Elvis Cole is caught up in a high-profile murder case - and between the cops and the lawyers, it's going to be a rough ride...
On his own turf in L.A., PI Elvis Cole is embroiled in a controversial, high-profile murder case.
A wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife, and his hot-shot defence lawyer hires Cole to find proof that the detective on the case, An
Robert Crais's Elvis Cole series is slowly climbing the ranks of my favorite detective series. This one, a take off on the O.J. Simpson case, explores the legal system and how it is inherently full of shit.
The supporting cast is an interesting bunch, from the slimey law ...more
Included in the mix are a police investigator under the spotlight from dubious dealings; Elvis' silent partner, the enigmatic Joe Pike; and Hollywo ...more
Of course, Cole winds up way in over his head! While new girlfriend Lucy Chenier comes to visit, he uncovers evidence that could undeniably prove Teddy White's guilt ...more
This is definitely one of the stronger entries in the series with an intriguing mystery that twists and turns until we reach a non- dues ex machina ending. We get some appearances by characters introduc ...more
So many things to love about Elvis...besides his name if you're an Elvis P. fan.
His black cat for one, the cat who hates everyone except Elvis and Joe. Black cat (no name) reminds me of my cat. Has that attitude going but Elvis still pampers him and loves him b ...more
Reading the end of the book was as close to pumping my fist in the air and screaming like a beer soaked frat boy as I ever need to get.
A great detective novel. No. A fucking great detective novel.
First, by the end of the prologue, I was totally hooked on the novel and read it through in one day. The dialogue, the behaviors and the mental asides of the characters involved in discovering the body and making the subsequent arres ...more
But... the bad guys in this seemed too bad to be real, almost like cartoon villains. There's the celebrity restaurant owner who's accused of murdering his wife (and you just know that he did), the famous lawyer he hires, who always wins his cases (by any means, fair or foul) Said lawyer comes with a team of hired mus ...more
★ ★ ★ 1/2
There are two stories being told by Crais in this book -- yes, interwoven and interdependent -- but two stories. The fun one involves Lucy Chenier coming out to LA for work and to see Elvis. She brings along her son to make it a little family vacation. When Elvis gets the news, he becomes a different person than we've seen before -- or at least a more intense version of something we s ...more