THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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.)
Great read! Couldn’t put it down! Love Elvis and Pike!!
5 STARS!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 + MANY MORE !!!
Robert Crais ~~YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY!
Gripping, Gasping at times...Kept me on the edge of my seat...and my interest so intense!!!
Mickey Spillane - - YOU are up there with him as an EXCELLENT AUTHOR/WRITER!!!
That, sir, I have never expressed before.
Don’t get me wrong ~~ Each have own writing style!!!
This is my 3rd iBook by Robert. I read them in random order. Each story is enticing from the beginning of each book til the end. And, anticipation of all the possibilities, makes reading his books so enjoyable!
Do not believe the negative reviews!!!
Story flows well; characters are introduced and easily believable. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are both fantastic partners!!!
Each book is full of intrigue, suspense!
AND, NEVER DISAPPOINTING!!!
Great book, the usual excellent story telling I expect from Robert Crais.