The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

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In an alleyway in Los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, lies dying of a gunshot wound. The victim claims to be P.I. Elvis Cole's long-lost father--a stranger who has always haunted his son. As a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer. Caught in limbo between a broken love affair and way too much publicity over his last case, Cole at first resists getting involved with this new case. Then it consumes him. Now a stranger's terrifying secrets--and a hunt for his killer--give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. And he can't tell if it's forgiveness or a bullet that's coming next...
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2019
Edition: Ballantine Books mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780593157466
059315746X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Crais 2005
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 20 cm

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grieta
May 04, 2019

The Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series is thoroughly enjoyable ... but as I've previously stated I'm happy that I've read them out of order. The further into the series I read the better I like the characters (and the writing). This story could have been a slog but overall ~ not bad!!

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Dreamstime
Mar 01, 2019

I love his other books but this was hugely disappointing, especially the Big Bad who was more paranoid insane than a scary villain. Crais is a great author but I’m no blind Fan Boy.

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Bookworm1562
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.

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3dblus
Apr 25, 2015

Got off a little slow , but finished fast.

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kenglish43
Jan 30, 2014

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

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Cindis
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.

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rahmmie
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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