L.A. requiem: Elvis Cole Series, Book 8
Los Angeles is a city of perpetual reinvention. Inviting, with a promise of infinite hope, it can also be a glittering landscape of debilitating isolation. The city's lost souls take comfort in its promise--the notion that tomorrow could be the day to start all over again, to transform oneself into someone else. Someone more powerful, more beautiful, more daring. At the core ofL.A. Requiemis Joe Pike, a former cop with a past as dark and foreboding as his demeanor. His only stable relationship is with his partner of twelve years, Elvis Cole, a talented and quick-witted PI with skeletons in his own past. When Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, the duo is brought in by the woman's father to monitor the police investigation. But Pike's no stranger to the men and women in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, at least one of whom has been harboring a long-buried desire for revenge. With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classicThe Long Goodbye,L.A. Requiemis the apotheosis of Crais's writing career--a gripping novel that envelops Cole and Pike in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets, and mortal passions that threatens to destroy their friendship, and leave one, or both, dead.
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The day starts LIKE any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.
Now Karen's powerful father calls on Pike (a former cop) and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship--if not their lives. And L.A. just might be singing their dirge.
From the Paperback edition.
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|record_details||ils:a149827|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Doubleday,|1999.|382 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:80a7b084-bb58-4d32-8cd5-03cdd068c431|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2009||
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|series||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|
|series_with_volume||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|8|
|title_display||L.A. requiem : a novel|
|title_full||L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole Series, Book 8, L.A. requiem : a novel / Robert Crais|
|title_short||L.A. requiem :|
|title_sub||Elvis Cole Series, Book 8|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller|