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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409134510

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 16th December 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Elvis Cole has got a problem to solve – and this time it’s personal.

Elvis Cole’s girlfriend, Lucy, is out of town, and she has left her young son Ben in Elvis’s care. Elvis and Lucy have had a few problems lately – not least over his job as a private investigator. But at last things seem to be getting better.

Then Ben disappears. One minute he’s playing his computer game in Elvis’s house; the next he has vanished. Elvis looks everywhere, but he just can’t find Ben; and neither can Lucy when she arrives.

Then Elvis receives a phone call about Ben – and realises that something from his own past has come back to haunt him…


THE LAST DETECTIVE is literally a thrill-a-minute read. Crais is on top form, which, believe me, is about as good as it gets. Don't miss it
An exciting tale of kidnap and revenge... Crais is a fine storyteller
A classic. The story is shrewdly plotted and sharply written ... THE LAST DETECTIVE is a rare treat
Brilliant and convincing detective work, suspense that erupts in shoot-out in abandoned airport. Deeply satisfying stuff ... It's the stuff of heroes, the rare meat of crime fiction. Crais lets his convictions show and delivers a prime cut
THE LAST DETECTIVE is US crime fiction at its most enjoyable - fast, funny where it needs to be and leaving the reader with a craving for more
The narrative gradually ratchets up the tension to the limits of the endurable, and the final showdown could hardly be more exciting
An enjoyable, well-plotted thriller
THE LAST DETECTIVE reads as its specially-trained heroes move - phenomenally fast . . . Crais serves up a brilliant thriller which is perfect for both long-time fans and new recruits . . . Crais has brought back his bestselling heroes with a pacy and tautly-written thriller, and the perfect plot to show off their tracking skills in the concrete jungle of LA
The narrative is taut, the menace palpable, the suspense unbearable
A satisfying thriller, this, for Crais always manages to concoct an engrossing story
The tension is racked up from the very start . . .The pace is not just fast, it's hyperfast . . . The ending proves that this is a thriller with a heart