The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

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Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's ten-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - when he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles alley and Elvis is called to the scene. When he arrives to view the body, cops scrutinize his reaction, telling him the only thing found in the room was a packet of newspaper articles all having to do with the past exploits of Elvis Cole. Finally, Elvis is told that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father. Cole turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past - his longtime partner, Joe Pike. As the two men launch an investigation into the dead man's background, Elvis struggles with wanting to believe he's found his father at last - and allowing his suspicions to hold him back. And what he and Pike find is not reassuring. With each clue they uncover, a troubling picture emerges about the man who may have been Elvis's father. As Elvis and Joe approach the true identity of the dead man, they unwittingly walk straight into a hornet's nest.Gathering all the elements that have made Robert Crais one of the very best crime writers today, THE FORGOTTEN MAN is a spectacular tour de force of suspense and intrigue. It picks up where THE LAST DETECTIVE left off, yet stands alone as a masterful achievement, destined to become an instant classic.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 698.54g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752852000
  • 9780752852003

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Crais' writing is a rare thing in the crime genre - a novel that transcends the normal high-octane super-sleuth adventure to deliver an unputdownable story with a deeply human edge. Like the original Elvis, Robert Crais rocks' DAILY RECORD 'a taut thriller that keeps you reading. Be prepared for the unexpected. Having read it, you'll be on the look-out for more of Robert Crais' YORKSHIRE GAZETTE 'Crais returns with a stunning suspense novel that leads to the dark secrets of Cole's own life' DEADLY PLEASURES 'Bleak, uncompromising and edge-of-the-seat exciting, this latest chapter in Cole's search for a meaning to his life is utterly compelling' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Stunning. MYSTERY SCENEshow more

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of twelve internationally bestselling novels. Crais has also written for such acclaimed television shows as LA LAW and HILL STREET BLUES. He lives in Los Angeles.show more

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4 44% (4,164)
3 18% (1,710)
2 2% (184)
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