HOME BIO WORKS MEDIA AUDIO APPEARANCES LINKS FAQ NEWSLETTER CONTACT
     

     ROBERT CRAIS: REVIEWS - INDIGO SLAM

INDIGO SLAM
Readers who complain that there's too much wisecracking and cute icon worship in Robert Crais's books about Los Angeles private eye Elvis Cole will be glad to find these traits downplayed (but not totally disappeared) in this story about Cole's search for a missing printer whose specialty is funny money. The book is centered by the presence of the printer's three children--especially the motherly 15-year-old Teri and the obnoxious 12-year-old Charles--who hire Elvis from the phone book. Cole, hoping to become the stepfather of the son of his own lady love, gets sucked in by the children's combination of need and family unity, and soon finds himself in the middle of a shooting war between Russian gangsters, Vietnamese patriots, and ambiguous Federal agents. 
-Amazon.com

P.I. Elvis Cole is hired by three children to find their missing father, putting him on the trail of counterfeiters and in the path of U.S. Marshals who are not convinced of his good intentions. David Stuart demonstrates considerable skill at fashioning character voices that are evocative but not overdone. He succeeds in capturing both Cole's easygoing nature and the tension of action scenes. Crais has crafted a notable detective, and Stuart does him justice.
-AudioFile

Return to REVIEWS


   
Contents of this web site are copyright 2016 by Robert Crais.
Photo of Robert Crais by Greg Gorman
Website designed and maintained by Dovetail Studio