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Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.
It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up...
When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two others, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.
They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, and, determined to get it back, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do.
To even the odds, Cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. The police don’t want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Pretty soon, they’ll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down—and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When Devon Connor’s 17-year-old son Tyson begins turning up with high-end clothes, expensive electronics, and luxury watches, Devon’s suspicions are raised—especially as Tyson’s explanations become increasingly far-fetched. Concerned that Tyson might be dealing drugs, Devon hires private detective Elvis Cole to get to the bottom of the situation. Robert Crais’ 17th Elvis Cole outing is as dynamic as ever: a heart-stopping, suspenseful story that seamlessly weaves together humor, pathos, and tension. The Wanted is a hugely enjoyable, nail-biting thriller.
In bestseller Crais's taut 17th thriller to feature L.A. PI Elvis Cole and his cryptic sidekick, Joe Pike (after 2015's The Promise), frantic mom Devin Connor hires Elvis to find out why her teenage son, Tyson, has a mountain of expensive clothing, cash, and a $40,000 Rolex hidden in his bedroom. It turns out that Tyson is part of a trio that has robbed 18 homes. But before Tyson can agree to surrender himself, co-robber Alec turns up dead a victim of Harvey and Stemms, two eccentric hit men. They know the kids have stolen a laptop coded with valuable information and will joyfully kill to recover it. Panicked, Tyson goes off the grid with his girlfriend and fellow thief, Amber. Now Elvis, aided by the implacable Pike, must find the teens before Harvey and Stemms do. The empathic Elvis takes center stage, with just enough hard-boiled Pike to season the mayhem. The plot isn't Crais's most inventive, but it's still expertly crafted.
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Great read! Couldn’t put it down! Love Elvis and Pike!!
Excellent! Plot was unusual and multifaceted. Characters were unique and believe able. A good mystery
I started reading this book on my IPhone. I then changed to my iPad beginning chapter 6. My iPad kept saying weird messages that there was a problem with the payment. This book was purchased Sept 30, Order #MN300052T3 and Document #160229474464. When I went back to my iPhone and started reading the book I then started getting the messages on it. I had to stop the card I had on file with Itunes for another reason but this purchase was made 15 days before I stopped the card. When I go to the purchase page it tells me my book is in the cloud. I don’t know where else to complain about this problem. I don’t want to purchase it again but I want to read the book. I’ve read all the others and have loved this series.