Taken Man by Robert Crais: Taken 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.Taken by Robert Crais is interesting story of kidnapping.
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.Taken 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.Taken by Robert Crais would surely entertain the readers.
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.
Nita Morales is certain that hiring Elvis Cole to discover her missing daughter is a ploy organized by the girl and her boyfriend. She is incorrect. They’ve been kidnapped by bajadores, who prey on the defenseless by purchasing, selling, and disposing of victims as commodities.
Cole and Joe Pike begin an undercover operation to locate the couple, but when Cole goes missing, Pike is left to search the brutal world of human traffickers for his comrade as well as the missing young people.
But it’s possible that he’s already too late.
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike track down the location where they were abducted. Tire tracks, gunshot shells, and bloodstains can all be found. They are well aware that things appear to be in the worst conceivable state.
They are, however, incorrect. It’s going to get a whole lot worse. Cole is kidnapped while going undercover to find the two young people and buy them back, and Joe Pike must now retrace Cole’s steps through the harsh and violent world of human traffickers to recover his buddy.
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Unfortunately, the coyotes are still doing their usual business in the same area, and Krista and Jack are caught in the middle of a passing caravan. Nita hires Elvis Cole, the World’s Greatest Detective, after becoming suspicious of a ransom demand of $500 conveyed over the phone by her daughter with a thick Mexican accent.
Cole quickly connects the human-trafficking network to the Double Dragon Korean gang and Syrian mastermind Ghazi al-Diri, working as usual with laconic Joe Pike. However, his effort to enter the ring as a shady businessman in need of cheap labor backfires when he is identified and apprehended.
Now Pike must recruit the aid of his mercenary pal Jon Stone to save Krista, Jack, Cole, and perhaps even the two dozen others.
Taken by Robert Crais
For some reason, Crais, who is typically dependable, doubts that his novel, which promises vigilante heroes and relentless bloodshed, will deliver. So he jazzes it up by breaking it into chunks that jump around in time and between different points of view (for example, “ELVIS COLE: four days before he is abducted”). As a result, the logical linkages connecting one set piece to the next are loosened, and the entire plot is recast as a series of trailers for a dozen heinous summer flicks.
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With this novel, Robert Crais attempts something new. While the action takes place over the course of about a week and a half, he relates it in flashbacks. We’ll start with Elvis, then go on to Jack and Krista a few days earlier, and finally Joe Pike a few days later. This strategy works to raise tension, but it makes it difficult to keep track of what’s going on at any one time. This is especially true because he doesn’t utilize the same criteria for splitting the time periods, so you’ll need to keep track of who’s doing what and when.
He needed to do part of this to convey Krista and Jack’s narrative while also keeping us updated on Elvis’ progress in hunting them down, but I wish he could have done it in a different way so we could keep track of it. He also utilized this to reveal what I believe would have been a huge shock early on, which takes some of the tension out of the first half of the book.
Taken by Robert Crais
Crais expertly combines several perspectives once again in “Taken .” 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. Taken 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 : B005ERIJWU
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 1st edition (January 24, 2012)
- Publication date : January 24, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1071 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 434 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #106,841 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,429 ratings