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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…

Reviews

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
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
An exciting tale of kidnap and revenge... Crais is a fine storyteller
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
A classic. The story is shrewdly plotted and sharply written ... THE LAST DETECTIVE is a rare treat
WASHINGTON POST
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
LITERARY REVIEW
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
ENIGMA
The narrative gradually ratchets up the tension to the limits of the endurable, and the final showdown could hardly be more exciting
EVENING STANDARD
An enjoyable, well-plotted thriller
TIME OUT
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
IRISH EXAMINER
The narrative is taut, the menace palpable, the suspense unbearable
DAILY TELEGRAPH
A satisfying thriller, this, for Crais always manages to concoct an engrossing story
IRISH TIMES
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
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