Three Great Novels 4(2010)
Last Detective / Forgotten Man / Watchman
An omnibus of novels by Robert Crais
THE LAST DETECTIVE: Elvis Cole's girlfriend, Lucy, has left her young son, Ben, in Elvis's care when he suddenly vanishes. Then Elvis receives a phone call - and realises that something from his own past has come back to haunt him...THE FORGOTTEN MAN: An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley. The only clue the cops have to his identity is a packet of newspaper articles about the past exploits of Elvis Cole - and the fact that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father. Joe Pike is the only person who can help Elvis navigate his past. But with each clue they uncover, a troubling picture emerges about the dead man...THE TWO MINUTE RULE: Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up. But not everyone plays by the rules. When an ageing ex-con finally gets out of jail, his son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple...
Used availability for Robert Crais's Three Great Novels 4
November 2010 : UK Paperback