It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies starting piling up. Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.
When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.
They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won’t make any difference.
Robert Crais is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, sixteen of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner, Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Quincy, Baretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis. His novels have been translated into forty-two languages and are bestsellers around the world. A native of Louisiana, he lives in Los Angeles.
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:June 20, 1953
Place of Birth:Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
Rave Reviews for The Promise
“MWA Grandmaster Crais is at the top of his game.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“What a perfect book: It has layered, appealing characters, a riveting plot, a most satisfying ending—and a German shepherd! Investigator Elvis Cole thinks he’s finding a missing woman, but what unfolds is a case involving explosives, terrorists, betrayals, and broken hearts. Grade: A.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Robert Crais takes the most popular characters from previous novels and shakes them up in an intense and thrilling mystery. Crais delivers a master class in writing with this latest novel.”—Associated PressFrom the Publisher
A No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Grand Master, Crais brings back investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike but mixes in Jon Stone, who's made popular cameo appearances in previous books. Here, when single mother Devon asks Cole to investigate her son's new-found wealth, he discovers that it stems from a series of high-end burglaries that turn deadly. Originally scheduled for June 2017.