When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike-and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the... show more
When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike-and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the professional border kidnappers who prey not only on innocent victims but also on one another-buying, selling, and stealing victims like commodities. Fortunately, the kidnappers don't yet know who the boy is, but when Cole goes undercover to try to buy the two hostages back, he himself is taken and disappears. Now it is up to Pike to retrace Cole's steps, burning through the hard and murderous world of human traffickers . . . before it is too late.
Publish date: January 24th 2012
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
Series: Elvis Cole (#13)
quite enjoyable but I have read better Pike and Cole...
I actually rated this book 4.5 stars.I love Robert Crais’ books. I’ve read all the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books so far and can’t get enough of them. These two characters are as wonderful as they are unique. With Elvis’ silly jokes and quirky sense of humour and Joe’s silent and thoughtful efficienc...
A woman hires Elvis Cole to find her kidnapped daughter. Elvis takes the case, only to find himself kidnapped. Can Joe Pike find Elvis before the kidnappers decide to silence him... permanently?So now I'm finally completely caught up on the adventures of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. How did this effo...
I have to say that I wasn't as thrilled with this Robert Crais book as I have been with others by him. Although, it had his classic writing style, the book didn't suck me in as others had in the past. I had even considered the book a 3.5 star read until the end when I was just not wowwed!
It's a good thriller, but it's not a great Elvis Cole book.As the series has progressed, Crais has kept on raising the physical and emotional stakes for his protagonists. Early on in the series, bad things happen to strangers and clients. Then bad things happen to people close to the main characters...