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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Last Detective (Elvis Cole #9) (audiobook) by Robert Crais


Published by Brilliance Audio in 2008
Read by James Daniels.
Duration; 8 hours, 4 minutes.

First things first - this is an excellent work - and James Daniels, the reader,  was absolutely great. First rate job. I found myself taking the tapes with me and taking advantage of any chance to listen (while showering, housework, etc.).

Robert Crais
The Last Detective is the 9th installment of the Elvis Cole series but it really is the sequel to L.A. Requiem. Not that the bad guys return, but rather Crais continues to show the readers insight into the mechanics of our duo - Pike and Cole. In L.A. Requiem we were treated to the psyche of Pike. This time it is Cole.

I would not recommend this book as a stand-alone since it spends so much time delving into the heart and soul and past of Cole. This means a lot to the fans of the series but most likely means little to newcomers.

The plot in just one sentence: Elvis Cole's girlfriend's 10 year old son is kidnapped and Elvis pulls all of the stops to find him.

I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars and it can be found on Amazon.com here: The Last Detective by Robert Crais.

Reviewed on April 11, 2006.

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