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Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)

Overview
Works: 89 works in 761 publications in 10 languages and 56,581 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  History 
Classifications: PS3553.R264, 813.54
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Publications about Elvis (Fictitious character) Cole
Most widely held works about Elvis (Fictitious character) Cole
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Book )
    20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 3,919 libraries worldwide
    Dru Rayne and her uncle are Louisiana refugees who relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years after the storm, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighborhood gang intent on extorting protection money, he offers his own brand of protection. But neither Dru nor her uncle want his help--and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    27 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,813 libraries worldwide
    Elvis was a hero when he cleared an innocent man of a murder charge. But when that innocent man is found dead three years later holding photos of the victim, Elvis is the one on trial
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Book )
    24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 3,775 libraries worldwide
    Elvis Cole's taciturn partner, Joe Pike, investigates an attack on former associate Frank Meyer, a one-time mercenary whose family has been murdered by a professional hit crew and who police suspect has been keeping a dangerous secret
    Taken by Robert Crais( Book )
    25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,742 libraries worldwide
    A kidnapping drops Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the maelstrom of human smugglers. After L.A. college senior Krista Morales finds out the secret her boyfriend, USC dropout Jack Berman, has been hiding, she brings him out to the desert to reveal her own secret: the place where her mother Nita, who runs a highly successful business, was once brought into the country as an illegal alien. Unfortunately, the coyotes are still plying their customary trade at the very same spot, and Krista and Jack get swept up in a passing caravan. Convinced there's something strange about a ransom demand of a measly $500 delivered over the phone by her daughter in a heavy Mexican accent, Nita calls in Elvis Cole, the World's Greatest Detective. Working as usual with laconic Joe Pike, Cole soon ties the human-trafficking ring to the Double Dragon Korean gang and Syrian mastermind Ghazi al-Diri. But his attempt to infiltrate the ring as an unscrupulous capitalist who needs cheap labor backfires when he's recognized and seized himself. Now Pike must enlist his mercenary buddy Jon Stone to help rescue Krista, Jack, Cole and maybe even the two dozen illegals with whom they're being held in an undisclosed location
    The last detective by Robert Crais( Book )
    27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,464 libraries worldwide
    When the son of his long-time girlfriend, Lucy, goes missing, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole finds himself encumbered by his personal demons, the dark secrets of his childhood, and long-supressed memories of his service in Vietnam
    The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,395 libraries worldwide
    In Los Angeles, private investigator Elvis Cole learns that the body of a stranger who claimed to be his father has been discovered, a situation that prompts him to team up with partner Joe Pike to unveil dark secrets surrounding Cole's past
    L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )
    24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
    When Joe Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, he and private investigator Elvis Cole are brought in by the woman's father, a rich Hispanic who does not trust the police, to monitor the police investigation. But Pike is 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
    Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    27 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,177 libraries worldwide
    When a wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife in Los Angeles, wisecracking private eye Elvis Cole is hired to prove that the evidence was corrupted and becomes suspicious about the defense attorney's motivations
    Indigo slam : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,941 libraries worldwide
    Los Angeles PI Elvis Cole is hired by three children who want to make sure their father, Clark Hewitt, is still alive. Hewitt went into hiding, pursued by Russian counterfeiters on whom he squealed. The investigation takes Elvis to Hewitt's hometown, Seattle, where he runs afoul of both the newly emerging Russian Mafia and U.S. Federal Marshals
    Voodoo River by Robert Crais( Book )
    18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,874 libraries worldwide
    In Los Angeles, PI Elvis Cole is hired by a TV star, an adopted child, to find her biological parents for information on the family's medical history. The assignment takes him to Louisiana where he stumbles on an illegal immigration ring
    The promise by Robert Crais( Book )
    2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,672 libraries worldwide
    When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case -- until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed but before the same fate happens to one of them
    Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )
    15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,626 libraries worldwide
    Elvis Cole investigates a case that erupts in gang violence in South Central Los Angeles
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    35 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,435 libraries worldwide
    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family, no wife, and no children. We are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death. Frank Meyer had the American dream, until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
    Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them. As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie
    The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )
    21 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
    When Los Angeles private detective Elvis Cole investigates the disappearance of Ellen Lang's husband and young son, he stumbles into a bizarre nightmare of high-level intrigue, missing drugs, and murder in Hollywood's seamy underworld
    Stalking the angel by Robert Crais( Book )
    18 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
    Hired by a hotel magnate to locate a priceless Japanese manuscript, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole encounters the notorious yakuza, the Japanese mafia, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil
    Lullaby Town by Robert Crais( Book )
    21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
    Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelsen, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelsen wants is for Elvis to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America. it's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep-until it turns out to be a nightmare
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
    When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the professional border kidnappers, who prey not only on innocent victims but also on one another; buying, selling, and stealing victims like commodities
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
    It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide, in his lap a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole's world upside down. Three years earlier Lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd's case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. It was Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. But the discovery of the death album in Byrd's lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. Captured in photographs that could only have been taken by the murderer, Yvonne Bennett was the fifth of the seven victims -- two more young women were murdered after Lionel Byrd walked free. So Elvis can't help but wonder -- did he, Elvis Cole, cost two more young women their lives?
    The promise by Robert Crais( Book )
    12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
    "Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice--these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case--until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed ... but before the same fate happens to one of them"--Publisher's web site
 
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English (404)
Spanish (12)
Russian (6)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
French (3)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
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