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Robert Crais

Biography

Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Elvis Cole novels. A native of Louisiana, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and police officers. He purchased a secondhand paperback of Raymond Chandler’s THE LITTLE SISTER when he was 15, which inspired his lifelong love of writing, Los Angeles, and the literature of crime fiction. Other literary influences include Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker and John Steinbeck.

Robert Crais

Books by Robert Crais

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who disappeared, it seems like an ordinary case until he learns the woman was being blackmailed. Meanwhile, LAPD officer Scott James enters an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover the building is filled with explosives. Soon Scott's case intertwines with Elvis and Joe’s, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. The people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon they are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed...but before the same fate happens to one of them.

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After a shocking assault killed his partner and nearly killed him, LAPD cop Scott James is an angry emotional wreck. Maggie is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives, but when she lost her handler to an IED, she developed PTSD similar to Scott's. They are each other's last chance, and their case takes them through the darkest moments of their personal hells. Can the two survive together?

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike --- and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken by professional border kidnappers. 

by Robert Crais - Fiction, Thriller

After Joe Pike saves a man's life, the man's family seems oddly resentful. Maybe because they're not who they seem to be --- including the seductive Dru. But it's more than a charade --- it's a trap. And Pike's already been hooked...