L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais: L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais is all about the dark aspects of the modern world. Crimes are the dark and heinous part of the human life.The criminals have discovered and invented new methods and ways to commit the most heinous crimes.These criminals are dealt with different methods by the law abiding forces and other agencies.There are many agencies working in the different countries to tackle these criminals and to bring to them to the law and court.L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais is based on the investigation of the murder and all the incidents involved in this murder.
The word crime is hated most in the world but at the same time, people are bending to the crimes as it ensures the power and money in the shortest manner. The dreams of becoming powerful and wealthy overnight attracts the souls to wander in this field and do whatever they think it right to do.L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais is one of such novel that tells the horrible story of the crimes who has been raised to life with the help of law enforcement agencies.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.
In Los Angeles, the day begins like any other. The sun is scorching hot, and the Santa Ana winds are sweeping ash from mountain fires across the city. But the city will never be the same for private detective Joe Pike.
Karen Garcia, his ex-lover, was brutally killed with a gunshot to the head.
L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
Karen’s powerful father now asks Pike (a former detective) and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep a watch on the LAPD while they search for his daughter’s killer, for everyone has a secret in the dazzling City of Angels, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what begins as a simple procedural hand-holding quickly devolves into a lethal cat-and-mouse game. Pike and Cole’s twelve-year relationship — if not their lives — are threatened by a dark web of conspiracy. And it’s possible that L.A. is singing their lament.
Elvis Cole offers to assist his partner Joe Pike in the search for Karen Garcia, Pike’s former girlfriend who has gone missing. They soon learn that her body has been discovered in Lake Hollywood by the Los Angeles Police Department. Frank Garcia, Karen’s father, asks Cole and Pike to collaborate with the LAPD to find his daughter’s killer, and they agree. The LAPD’s lead detective, Harvey Krantz, despises Joe Pike and refuses to work with him, but Garcia demands that the two men stay together.
L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
Cole travels to the Parker Center and meets Samantha Dolan, a smart, tough policeman who resents having to babysit the uninvited private detective because to Pike’s past with the LAPD. Cole quickly understands that there is more to this murder than meets the eye, and he discovers that Karen Garcia is the serial killer’s sixth victim in the previous two years. Krantz acknowledges that the Robbery-Homicide squad has been entrusted with identifying the killer, and he adds that one of the two men who discovered Karen’s body is Eugene Dersh. Dersh isn’t a serial murderer, according to Cole and Pike.
Meanwhile, Pike reminisces on his traumatic upbringing, his time in the military as a young man, and his romance with Karen Garcia, which comes to an end when Karen discovers that Pike is in love with Paulette Wozniak, the wife of Pike’s partner. When Eugene Dersh is shot and an eyewitness places Joe Pike at the crime site, Krantz jumps at the chance to apprehend his old nemesis.
Cole keeps working to discover Karen’s killer, but his personal life suffers as a result. Samantha Dolan is interested in Cole, but he has a long-term relationship with Lucy, a lawyer who recently relocated to Los Angeles to be closer to Cole. Out of respect for his relationship, he tries to keep Dolan at arm’s length, but his desire to her makes it difficult. Lucy loses trust in Pike when he escapes from jail, and her doubts pain Cole greatly. Cole’s profession puts them both under a lot of stress, and he refuses to make her a priority, therefore their relationship suffers.
Cole and Dolan pursue the case on their own, discovering that all six victims testified against Lennie DeVille, a paedophile apprehended by Pike and his partner just before Wozniak committed himself. Laurence Sobek, a young man who lived with DeVille before DeVille died in jail and has been working at Parker Center under a different name for the previous two years, is quickly identified. Sobek is their assailant, and they must track him down. His residence is raided by the Robbery-Homicide squad, but he has booby-trapped the place, and Samantha Dolan is killed in the process. Sobek may try to abduct or kill Lucy and her boy, but Cole soon understands that he wants to kill everyone who has mistreated them.
Crais expertly combines several perspectives once again in “ L.A. Requiem .” We get to spend time with Elvis and his first-person point of view, but we also get to follow Scott and experience the world through Maggie’s eyes and nose once more. The fact that some of my favorite chapters in a crime novel are written from the perspective of a dog speaks much about Crais’ talent as a writer and his understanding of canines.
It doesn’t take Cole long to figure out that Tyson and his gang have been committing a series of high-end burglaries. In reality, Tyson has been involved in over a dozen robberies with two accomplices. They even got off with $8,000 worth of items from one house at one point, a fortuitous win that left them with more cash than they knew what to do with.However, the kids’ luck ran out when they mistakenly took the incorrect item from a violent man.
In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers.
But, as already stated, they are minor quibbles. L.A. Requiem is a tense, emotionally gratifying thriller that introduces us to one of crime fiction’s most intriguing pairings.
It is hoped Scott James and Maggie will work together again soon.
About the Writer:
Robert Crais was born in 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was trained as a mechanical engineer before pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. In 1976 he went to Hollywood and began writing scripts for such television series as Miami Vice and Cagney and Lacey. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues. He is the author of the Elvis Cole series and the Joe Pike series. The Monkey’s Raincoat won the Anthony and Macavity Awards in 1988. In 2005, his novel Hostage was adapted into a movie starring Bruce Willis. He is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. His novel, The Promise, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.
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- ASIN : B002IPZBTU
- Publisher : Ballantine Books (July 22, 2009)
- Publication date : July 22, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 1681 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 546 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,251 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,642 ratings