The Forgotten Man (Elvis Cole #10)
With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times Notable Book) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The Last Detective, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meani...more
Well, if that doesn’t cheer him up, nothing will.
Elvis has never had a real clue about who his father was and thinks that the man was just another wack-a-doo that has come out of the woodwork following an unwelcome amount of publicity after his l...more
Much like The Last Detective, Robert Crais digs into Elvis Cole's past with the Forgotten Man. In the wake of the events of The Last Detective, the possible appearance of Elvis' unknown father drags him out of his depression and sets him into motion. It...more
This time, a murdered man in an alley, brings Cole to look further into his past, who his father is. The murdered man claimed to be Cole's father. I love the scenes of Cole's past, the part where he ran away few times to search for his father (whom his mother said to be a "human canonball"). The case takes a different turn (it always i...more
However, this novel suffers from multiple...more
First, we found the many different scene changes and story telling from various character’s point of view a major distraction – and it the end, still not sure we’ve g...more
A man is murdered in an alley, claiming to be Elvis Cole's long-lost father. Elvis tries to figure out if he is and who killed him. Featuring a completely insane murderer. The plot's not that interesting, though the killer is a surprise. Crais tries to put some LA feel into the book, but it doesn't come together.
Not one of Crais best books, though I was hooked enough to finish it in two days.
The 10th Elvis Cole novel earns well above average praise from most critics. In the series' latest, Crais develops one of his most complex characters yet by expanding on the detective's painful childhood. But The Forgotten Man does have flaws, especially in comparison to the earlier, and stronger, Cole novels. "All the elements are present to make another thrilling Crais mystery," writes the Chicago Sun-Times, "but the spark ... is missing." In other words, longtime fans will appreciate this qui...more
Cole is back in action this time, awakened at 4 am, with a call telling him that the father he never knew is dead. Cole does not quite know what to make of this, and begins a dark journey in search of the identity of this man, and why he would think that he was his son. The book starts with a random murder that does not seem to tye in with the story untill it is nearly done....plenty of action and like the previous installment is a little darker...more
This is my second Robert Crais novel, and if I'm right I have somewhere between 9 or 10 books to go. With that said then I have some excellent books to look forward to. I thought that "The Forgotten Man" was well written, and the story flowed evenly from one chapter to the next. By midway in the story I found it hard to put the book down, but I did and picked it up the very next day. There was plenty of action surrounding the turbulent life of the private detective,...more
Elvis was still mourning the loss of his relationship with Lucy due to the crap of the last book. I get why Lucy left, but I really hated her for coming back and giving Elvis a very small sliver of hope.
I felt sorry for Stuckey, she was in a hard spot. She knew Elvis wasn't ready to move on and did her best to hold her feelin...more
With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage (a New York Times Notable Book) and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, in The Last Detective, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past.
Los Angeles, 3:58 A.M.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he's been waiting for sin...more
Well, no, I hadn’t. I read “The Monkey’s Raincoat” in about two days, recommended it to everybody I knew, and now wait for each new Crais novel to make an appearance.
Crais’ newest book, out last month, is "Tak...more
Lots of dark secrets come out in this one, lots of wounds are re-opened, and the plot becomes a little bit like a domi...more
Possibly not the very best of Robert Crais but engaging enough to linger in the memory - and send one back for more of these two tough guys.
I was very pleased with this book. The author's way of writing is quirky, smart-mouthed and delightful. This thriller, did just that. Not often am I kept on the edge of my seat and unable to guess the direction of the story and not know who the killer is from the start. Bravo, a book of suspense, angst and intrigue. I just might have to check out his other works!
A good read.
The action is well paced and the story is filled with enjoyable characters. The plot is not bad, if you can get past the idea that a DNA test would have cut the book by half. After all is said and done, what you end up with is a fast...more
It was an interesting story and good read.