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Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)

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Works: 87 works in 683 publications in 1 language and 55,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  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 )
    25 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4,234 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
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Book )
    21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 4,123 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--Novelist
    The last detective by Robert Crais( Book )
    22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,851 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
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    24 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,772 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 forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,712 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
    Taken by Robert Crais( Book )
    22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,526 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
    L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )
    21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 3,007 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
    The watchman by Robert Crais( Book )
    8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,654 libraries worldwide
    "Joe Pike owes a bad man a big favour - and now he wants to collect. Pike is asked to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be the only witness to the re-appearance of a deadly mob boss. When Pike and the girl come under intense fire and he realises that he can't trust anyone, he hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the tables, and hunt down the hunters."--P. [4] of cover
    Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
    When a wealthy entrepreneur is accused of murdering his girlfriend 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 )
    23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,975 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 2014 in English and held by 1,956 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
    Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )
    18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,946 libraries worldwide
    Elvis Cole investigates a case that erupts in gang violence in South Central Los Angeles
    The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )
    20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,710 libraries worldwide
    When Ellen Lang's husband Mort disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. At the same time as police find Mort in his parked car with four gunshots in his chest--and no kid in sight--Ellen disappears. It's up to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike to find the connection between sleazy Hollywood players and an ex-Matador
    Lullaby Town by Robert Crais( Book )
    20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
    Peter Alan Nelsen is a super successful movie director who is used to getting what he wants. And what he wants is to find the wife and infant child he dumped on the road to fame. It's the kind of case that Cole could handle in his sleep, except that when Cole actually finds Nelsen's ex wife, everything takes on nightmarish proportions a nightmare which involves Cole with a nasty New York mob family and a psychokiller who is the son of the godfather
    Stalking the angel by Robert Crais( Book )
    17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
    Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks and what he didn't know, his sociopathic sidekick Joe Pike did. Together their search begins in LA's Little Tokyo and the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the yakuza, and leads to a white knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder and sexual obsession-- just another day's work for Elvis Cole
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,510 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 first rule by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,490 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
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    25 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,258 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 forgotten man by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,169 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
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,155 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
 
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