The Last Detective

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Crais

Narrated By: James Daniels

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 8 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

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. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, Elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead -- one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past. Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, Crais explores Elvis' need for family - the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy - as they race the clock in their search for Ben. The Last Detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet.

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  • Margo

    A somewhat predictable twist in the plot, but still very good characters, and interesting story.

  • judi

    An easy read. Balanced story. Enough drama to hold my interest and not enough to become gory.

  • Sandy Buck

    I really liked this book. I was not familiar with this author so did not really know what to expect. It was a pleasant surprise.

  • Anonymous

    I've never read or listened to a book by this author before. I will look for other work by him. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, as did my husband. Lots of action - great for driving across long stretches of boring landscape.

  • Dan Pressley

    This story was well-written, gripping and very believable. I had never listened to anything by this author before. I was surprised at what an exceptional writer he was. The voice acting was top notch. I liked this book so much, I added the author's other titles to my queue. The only downside to this audiobook was that there are 99 tracks per CD which makes it difficult to remember where you left off.