The Last Detective, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Elvis Cole has got a problem to solve - and this time it's personal. Elvis Cole's girlfriend, Lucy, is out of town, and she has left her young son Ben in Elvis's care.

Elvis and Lucy have had a few problems lately - not least over his job as a private investigator.

But at last things seem to be getting better. Then Ben disappears. One minute he's playing his computer game in Elvis's house; the next he has vanished.

Elvis looks everywhere, but he just can't find Ben; and neither can Lucy when she arrives.

Then Elvis receives a phone call about Ben - and realises that something from his own past has come back to haunt him...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752849492



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sokay. except the part where i didn't get to sleep till 4 am. i was obscurely disappointed in it though, because it seemed a bit perfunctory, and maybe a bit simplistic, two qualities i don't really stick Crais with too often. and Joe Pike was borderline touchy-feely, which just seems wrong.

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Elvis Cole is babysitting his girlfriend, Lucy's son Ben. Ben suddenly disappears from Cole's back yard and the abduction is by someone very good at hiding their presence. Lucy's EX makes a big deal out how his son was put in danger by her dating PI Cole as he has always disliked the man who caused his EX and son to move from New Orleans to LA. Cole calls in his partner Joe Pike to help. The police and FBI want them out of the case as does the EX as he has hired New Orleans police to help. As Cole & Pike research the abduction, they realize that they are up against mercenaries who have no qualms about killing the boy or anyone else.Be ready for the twist at the end although I suspected it before it was revealed. This is my third Elvis Cole novel and I have thoroughly enjoy them all. This one lacked the descriptions of the Los Angeles area that the other two did and which I am sure make them wonderful reads for an LA resident; however the plot was interesting with twists and turns that make this genre fun to read.

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