It is fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. Fire Department personnel rush to evacuate the inhabitants, and find the days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered, each photograph was taken only moments after the women were killed. One murder per year for seven years, their bodies found in different parts of the city. LAPD homicide detectives had never connected the seven murders. But now with the discovery of the "death album" these seven murders have been linked, and the news for Elvis Cole is bad...Only one suspect had been charged in any of those cases, that being for the murder of victim #4. LAPD and the LA County District Attorney had a recorded confession by the suspect and believed him to be the murderer. But, with evidence supplied by Elvis Cole, in the end he walked free. That suspect was the suicide now discovered in the fire, Elliot Martin. Did Cole's action three years ago free a killer to commit more murders? Did Elvis cost three young women their lives?
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 159 x 243 x 27mm | 566g
- 10 Jul 2008
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'In Los Angeles, a city not entirely devoid of fictional private eye, Robert Crais' combative, edgy Elvis Cole continues to be up there with the best of them. Chasing Darkness is his twelfth appearance and among his best... the climax and denouement are terrific.' TIMES 'A dark introspective thriller... Fast action, false clues make a gripping if cheerless read' LITERARY REVIEW 'Crais is in top form in Chasing Darkness, It's a first-rate puzzle, with many twists and nothing quite as it seems.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Crais is certainly the master at producing a good read.' SHORTLIST - Summer Reading List 'Fast, full of twists' EVENING STANDARD 'Crais's typically deft' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fast and intricately plotted, this is one of the summer's better reads.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'From the first page you know you're in good hands... Buckle up for a thrilling ride.' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
About Robert Crais
Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Cole & Pike novels. A native of Louisiana, Crais moved to Hollywood in the late 70s where he began a successful career in television, writing scripts for such major series as Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues. In the mid 80s, following his success with the TV buddy genre, Crais created a series of crime novels based around the characters Cole & Pike. In addition, Crais has also written several bestselling standalone thrillers. Robert Crais lives in LA with his wife and family.