The Resource The wanted, Robert Crais

The wanted, Robert Crais

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The wanted
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The wanted
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Robert Crais
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eng
Summary
When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator 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 other partners in crime, 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. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal. To even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won't make any difference
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  • /* Starred Review */ Devon Connor’s 17-year-old son, Tyson, suddenly seems flush with cash and sporting what appears to be a Rolex. Devon is worried that Tyson may be dealing drugs and hires PI Elvis Cole to find out. Meanwhile, Harvey and Stemms, deadly criminals for hire, are looking for a laptop with incriminating evidence about a murder committed by an extraordinarily wealthy Southern California family. In short order, Cole learns that the Rolex is part of the haul Tyson and two friends made in a series of robberies. The laptop was one of many the teenage criminals stole. With Tyson on the run, Harvey and Stemms inch ever closer—leaving carnage in their wake—to finding the teen and his partners. Lurking in the shadows and covering Elvis’ back is his buddy Joe Pike, who, on a scale of dangerous guys, makes Harvey and Stemms look like the Bobbsey twins. Crais, who has a Grandmaster Award from the Mystery Writers of America, always delivers riveting crime fiction while somehow offering something unique in every novel. Here it’s the surprisingly interesting, Tarantino-like conversations between Harvey and Stemms as they plan their next deadly steps. More fantastic reading from a perennial A-lister who belongs on every crime fan’s TBR list. -- Lukowsky, Wes (Reviewed 11/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 6, p29)
  • 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. Agent: Aaron Priest, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Dec.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/09/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 41, p)
  • A No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Grand Master, Crais brings back investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike but mixes in Jon Stone, who's made popular cameo appearances in previous books. Here, when single mother Devon asks Cole to investigate her son's new-found wealth, he discovers that it stems from a series of high-end burglaries that turn deadly. Originally scheduled for June 2017. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 07/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 12, p52)
  • In the latest Elvis Cole book, a teenager involved in a series of high-end burglaries is pursued by a murderous, wisecracking duo—possibly dirty cops—hired to recover a stolen laptop.<br><br>Along with his dicey new friends, Alec and Amber, with whom he's smitten, 17-year-old Valley boy Tyson Connor has been stashing away tens of thousands of dollars from selling stolen items, including watches and jewelry. His mother, Devon, knows he's in some kind of trouble but thinks he may be dealing drugs. After Tyson disappears, she hires Cole to find him. The coldblooded bad guys don't hesitate to kill people, including a busboy who gave them information about Alec and Amber and an elderly regular at a flea market where the young crooks sold their loot. With the LA cops on his case, as usual, and his regular associate Joe Pike providing backup, the private eye and Devon are able to make contact with Tyson electronically. When Devon texts her son that Alec has been murdered, Amber convinces him that his mom is making up stories to get him back—but a text from Cole about the flea-market lady's death, coupled with some Googling, makes Tyson wonder. Among West Coast mystery writers, none is more reliable than Crais, who is in excellent form here. Though he makes his villains a bit too much of a comedy duo—the violence is oddly muted as a result—it's difficult to resist an exchange in which they argue over the use of the music from the shower scene in <i>Psycho</i> as a ringtone.<br><br>In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (<i>The Promise</i>, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2017)
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10560356
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Crais, Robert
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813/.54
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no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel
Series volume
0017
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  • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)
  • Pike, Joe (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Assassins
  • Single mothers
  • Burglars
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Assassins
  • Burglars
  • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)
  • Pike, Joe (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Single mothers
  • California
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The wanted, Robert Crais
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Sequel to: The promise
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text
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rdacontent
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on1001287659
Dimensions
24 cm.
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322 pages
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9780399161506
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2017034762
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1001287659
Label
The wanted, Robert Crais
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: The promise
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001287659
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399161506
Lccn
2017034762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287659

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