Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThe Wanted by Robert Crais

  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:30:00    Permalink
    A woman hires a private investigator to find out where her teenage son was getting his money.  He's buying things way out of their price range and she's worried about what he's doing.  Her instincts are right.  He's mixed in bad business...

    G. P. Putnam's Sons and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 26th.

    Elvis Cole starts looking for trouble and he finds it.  The cops are looking for three thieves who rob vacant houses.  When he looks at the photo he sees the boy looking up at the camera.  That's where the money is coming from.  When his mother tries to talk him into surrendering, he runs.  He's infatuated with the girl in the trio and goes along with what she says.  It's not a good choice.

    They've stolen something that is very valuable to a rich man.  He's hired assassins to get it back.  They begin by doing some heavy questioning and then leaving dead bodies behind.  They're on the trios trail and they intend to get the laptop computer back and take of the thieves all in one swoop.  Unfortunately for them, they can't locate the kids.  Elvis isn't having much luck either. When one of the boys is found dead, Elvis knows he doesn't have much more time.

    He brings in his partner, Pike, and he begins gathering everyone into a safe house.  But he's set himself up as bait and the assassins are all to willing to come after him.

    It has a shoot 'em up ending and things finally get settled.  It's suspenseful, full of tension and keeps you reading one page after another.  Don't start it if you have somewhere to go...

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