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Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)

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Works: 123 works in 925 publications in 10 languages and 57,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  History  Juvenile works 
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 )
    33 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 4,120 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 )
    35 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages 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
    Taken by Robert Crais( Book )
    32 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,765 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 )
    33 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,419 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
    The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    33 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,280 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
    The promise by Robert Crais( Book )
    32 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 3,063 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
    L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )
    25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,473 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 wanted by Robert Crais( Book )
    3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,128 libraries worldwide
    When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal. To even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won't make any difference
    Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    32 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,107 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 )
    30 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,915 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 )
    19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,822 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 first rule by Robert Crais( Book )
    29 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 1,597 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
    Free fall by Robert Crais( Book )
    18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,576 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 )
    39 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 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.--Publisher description
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 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 being 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
    Stalking the angel by Robert Crais( Book )
    20 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,292 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
    Lullaby Town by Robert Crais( Book )
    22 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,256 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. When the unpredictable Nelsen charges in, an explosive situation blows sky high
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 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, and 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 )
    30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,200 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 monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )
    23 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 854 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
 
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English (496)
Spanish (16)
Russian (6)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
French (3)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
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