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Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)

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Works: 63 works in 701 publications in 9 languages and 53,203 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
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 )
    22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 3,978 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 4 languages and held by 3,810 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 )
    21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 3,717 libraries worldwide
    Frank Meyer had the American dream--until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, but Joe Pike does not. With the help of Elvis Cole, Pike sets out on a hunt of his own--an investigation that quickly entangles them both in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminals
    Taken by Robert Crais( Book )
    25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,671 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 )
    25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,496 libraries worldwide
    When the son of his long-time girlfriend, Lucy, goes missing, Elvis Cole finds himself encumbered by his personal demons, the dark secrets of his childhood, and long-suppressed memories of his service in Vietnam
    The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,418 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 )
    23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,614 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 )
    25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,181 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 )
    20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,936 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 )
    17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,882 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 onto an illegal immigration ring
    Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )
    18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 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 )
    32 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,458 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 )
    23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 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 English and Russian and held by 1,333 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 )
    19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,312 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 Mob, and is drawn into a game of sexual obsession, amorality, and evil. From the Paperback edition
    Lullaby Town by Robert Crais( Book )
    21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,277 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 )
    16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,192 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 1,187 libraries worldwide
    Three years ago, Elvis Cole discovered the evidence that allowed an innocent man to escape a murder charge. Now, preparing an evacuation in advance of a wildfire, police find that man dead, an apparent suicide. Found with the corpse are photos of the victim in that murder case, as well as other victims that were murdered later. Did Elvis Cole cost these young women their lives?
    The forgotten man by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
    When a gunshot victim claims to be Elvis Cole's father, the LAPD detective launches a feverish search to uncover the past of the man he never knew
    The last detective by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
    When the son of his long-time girlfriend, Lucy, goes missing, Elvis Cole finds himself encumbered by his personal demons, the dark secrets of his childhood, and long-supressed memories of his service in Vietnam
 
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Languages
English (422)
Spanish (10)
French (5)
Italian (5)
Russian (5)
Polish (4)
Turkish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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