Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley and Elvis is called to the scene. When he arrives to view the body, cops scrutinize ...
Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley and Elvis is called to the scene. When he arrives to view the body, cops scrutinize his reaction, telling him the only thing found in the room was a packet of newspaper articles all having to do with the past exploits of Elvis Cole. Finally, Elvis is told that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father. Cole turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past - his longtime partner, Joe Pike. As the two men launch into an investigation into the dead man's background, Elvis struggles with wanting to believe he's found his father at last - and allowing his suspicions to hold him back. And what he and Pike find is not reassuring. With each clue they uncover, a troubling picture emerges about the man who may have been Elvis's father. As Elvis and Joe approach the true identity of the dead man, they unwittingly walk straight into a hornet's nest.Gathering all the elements that have made Robert Crais one of the very best crime writers today, THE FORGOTTEN MAN is a spectacular tour de force of suspense and intrigue. It picks up where THE LAST DETECTIVE left off, yet stands alone as a masterful achievement, destined to become an instant classic.
Fine in J Fine jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED on title page by author, appears to be unread. Book is square and solid, and DJ is shiny and protected by a mylar Brodart cover. You'll throw on wraparound shades and tattoo red arrows on your deltoids in a fit of glee when this book arrives at your door! Signed: I Signed by Author(s)
Very Good. First edition (stated), first printing (complete # line), hardcover and dust jacket, VERY GOOD, slight edgewear, no markings, no price clipping to dust jacket, not Book Club Edition, in protective clear cover. Ships fast with tracking!
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. *Signed by Author on the 2nd end paper. (Signature Only) No Inscriptions. *First Edition / First Printing Stated with "1" in the Full Number Line. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher's price on inside flap. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. As New Condition-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Shipped.
Octavo; VG/VG; Red spine with white lettering; Jacket is clean with only minimal wear at the edges; Boards are straight and strong; Binding it tight; Text block is pristine; NOTE: Book has been signed by the author; 342 pp. Rockville.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. 1st edition, 1st printing. Signature, only, on title page. No remainder mark, not price clipped. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Elvis Cole Novels (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. The photo is mine.
Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. 1st edition, 1st printing. Small tear on dust jacket corner. Some wear to book. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Elvis Cole Novels (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. An Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Novel by the author of 'Demolition Angel' and 'The Two Minute Rule'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Elvis has grown up quite a bit since his earlier incarnation as World's Greatest Detective, with super cute asides (Joe Pike? Some partner---Yeah!) The tone is a lot darker, and the reader gets to understand many of Cole's demons; but also much of what makes him such a lovable character. Not so much fun as the earlier tales, but a good chance to know the character, if you've been drawn into the Cole/Pike ethos.
Will Elvis ever find out about his roots? He has to keep looking, and this is just a part of his dark journey.
Apr 23, 2007
WHO WAS THAT MAN?
A man, found shot in an alley, tells the officer at the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man dies. Private Investigator Elvis Cole and his longtime partner and confidant, Joe Pike, along with LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, launch a feverish search for the dead man's identity. This is a stunning, edge-of-your-seat suspense story that leads Elvis Cole to the very thing he has always been searching for--the dark secrets of his own life. I couldn't put the book down.
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