The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

Large Print - 2005
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Los Angeles, 3:58 a.m.: Elvis Cole receives the phone call he's been waiting for since childhood. Responding to a gunshot, the LAPD has found an injured man in an alleyway. He has told the officer on the scene that he is looking for his son, Elvis Cole. Minutes later, the man is dead. Haunted throughout his life by a lack of knowledge about his father, Elvis turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past--his longtime partner and confidant, Joe Pike. Together with hard-edged LAPD detective, Carol Starkey, they launch a feverish search for the dead man's identity--even as Elvis struggles between wanting to believe he's found his father at last and allowing his suspicions to hold him back. With each long-buried clue they unearth, a frightening picture begins to emerge about who the dead man might have been and the terrible secret he's been guarding.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2005.
Edition: 1st Large Print ed.
ISBN: 9780375434211
Branch Call Number: LT M CRA
Characteristics: 513 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.


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Jan 26, 2018

You'll want to read this book if your a fan of the series. Crais tells us about the young Elvis Cole. The boy and the teen. He tells us what it is like to not know your father, to search for him again and again unsuccessfully, and the fact that it always remains in the back of your mind. All the while, Elvis is again the target of those who are jealous of his successes, a crazed serial killer, vengeful police, a detective who loves him, and the woman he loves.

Apr 25, 2015

Got off a little slow , but finished fast.

Jan 30, 2014

I usually love his books, but this was not his best effort.

May 07, 2011

This story was good but not the best that I've read from Robert Crais. The tie in from the introduction & the main story was slow in coming together & I didn't care for the ending either. It did hold my interest throughout wasn't boring or anything like that but I kept waiting for that missing piece that would bring it all together which didn't come until the very very last and left me with an unsatisfied feeling. I'd have to say that this is my least favorite of the Crais novels I've read so far.

Mar 09, 2011

I like Crais' books but I didn't like this one as much as most of his other ones


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