The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

Book - 2005
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Elvis Cole is back...

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.

Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life -- but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario.

Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, Elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead -- one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past.

Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, Crais explores Elvis's need for family - the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy - as they race the clock in their search for Ben . The Last Detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday : 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345451910
9780385504287
0385504284
Branch Call Number: CRAI
Characteristics: 342 p

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3dblus
Apr 25, 2015

Got off a little slow , but finished fast.

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kenglish43
Jan 30, 2014

I usually love his books, but this was not his best effort.

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Cindis
May 07, 2011

This story was good but not the best that I've read from Robert Crais. The tie in from the introduction & the main story was slow in coming together & I didn't care for the ending either. It did hold my interest throughout wasn't boring or anything like that but I kept waiting for that missing piece that would bring it all together which didn't come until the very very last and left me with an unsatisfied feeling. I'd have to say that this is my least favorite of the Crais novels I've read so far.

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rahmmie
Mar 09, 2011

I like Crais' books but I didn't like this one as much as most of his other ones

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