THE LAST DETECTIVE: Elvis Cole’s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life - but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario.
THE FORGOTTEN MAN: Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he’s been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead. Elvis turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past – his longtime partner and confidant, Joe Pike.
THE WATCHMAN: Larkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking. She speeds through the city during its loneliest hours, blowing through red after red in her Aston Martin as if running for her life. When she finds herself the sole witness in a secret federal investigation, she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers. Larkin’s wealthy family turns to the one man money can’t buy - Joe Pike.
CHASING DARKNESS: It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the residents of Laurel Canyon are being evacuated from their homes, Police and Fire Department personnel find the corpse of a recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.
LAPD homicide detectives had never connected the seven murders before and only one suspect has been charged in any of the murders - the suicide now discovered in the fire, Elliot Martin. Three years earlier, Martin had been brought to trial, but his defense attorney hired Elvis Cole to investigate. Cole found an exculpatory videotape that prompted the judge to dismiss the charges. But now Cole doesn't know what to believe, so he digs hard to uncover the truth - and escape his terrible guilt.
About the Author
Originally a script writer for television shows such as Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and L. A. Law, Robert Crais is the bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series, as well as many stand-alone novels. Known for his superb characterizations and masterful plotting, Crais has won many awards for his books and is published worldwide. Some of his top titles include The Promise, Suspect, and The Watchman. In 2014, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:June 20, 1953
Place of Birth:Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University