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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chasing Darkness (Elvis Cole #12) (audiobook) by Robert Crais

Published in 2008 by Brilliance.
Unabridged audiobook.
Duration: 7 hours, 19 minutes.
Read by James Daniels.

In my mind, Robert Crais has the second best series in fiction going right now, just after Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. Solid, quirky, oftentimes funny, good detective stories throughout.

Robert Crais
Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike are on a dark, depressing case this time. Three years earlier Cole had proven that a man could not have committed a horrific murder. Now, that man is found dead with evidence that he committed not only that murder but 6 others. Cole is sure that his work in the original case is correct and this man is being set up after his death and the real murderer is still wandering the streets. Cole and Pike start to pull on some loose threads and soon they have more trouble than they bargained for.

Chasing Darkness is not as good as other Cole novels such as The Last Detective (which was so good that I pulled the cassette from my car in the garage and literally ran to the tape player in the house to see how one scene was going to end!). This one starts out rather slowly but it builds to an ending filled with twists and turns followed by even more twists and turns. This is a book that gets better as it goes along.

I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.

Chasing Darkness can be found on Amazon.com.

Reviewed on October 10, 2009.

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