Synopses & Reviews
Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole—until the day a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office. Then everything changes.
Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets. Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs. As clues to a mans secret life emerge from the shadows, Elvis knows hes not just up against ruthless mobsters and some very angry Feds. Hes facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy—bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival. . . .
When fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt pleads with Elvis Cole to find the father who abandoned her and her two younger siblings, his first reaction is to turn the case over to California social services; but because Teri is so capable and the kids so eager to stay together, Elvis decides to take the job, asking his partner, Joe Pike, to keep an eye on the kids. The missing dad, Clark Hewitt, is an unemployed printer whose speciality, Elvis discovers, is counterfeiting and whose problems are complicated by drug addiction.
Soon Elvis, Joe, Hewitt, and the children are in the midst of a shooting war between Russian gangsters, Vietnamese patriots, and U.S. Federal Marshals. The climax, involving a breathtaking chase, is staged at Disneyland.
About the Author
Robert Crais is the author of ten previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers L. A. Requiem and Hostage. Learn more about his work at www.robertcrais.com.