At the core of L.A. Requiem is Joe Pike, a former cop with a past as dark and foreboding as his demeanor. His only stable relationship is with his partner of twelve years, Elvis Cole, a talented and quick-witted PI with skeletons in his own past.When Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, the duo is brought in by the woman's father to monitor the police investigation. But Pike's 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.
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|Grouping Title||l a requiem|
|Grouping Author||crais robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-05-27 04:51:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-05-27 04:55:50AM|
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|display_description||"Terrific entertainment . . . A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout."—Dean Koontz|
The day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.
Now Karen's powerful father calls on Pike (a former cop) and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer—because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives. And L.A. just might be singing their dirge.
Praise for L.A. Requiem
"One of the best crime novels I've ever read. Absolutely terrific!"—David Baldacci
"Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he's written before."—The Denver Post
"[A] whodunit with salsa and soul . . . [Crais] keeps his plot pounding along."—People
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|series||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|
|series_with_volume||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|8|
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
L.A. requiem / Robert Crais