Chasing Darkness

Chasing Darkness

An Elvis Cole Novel

Book - 2008
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"It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women - one per year, for seven years. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole's world upside down." "Three years earlier Lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd's case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. It was Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. Elvis was hailed as a hero." "But the discovery of the death album in Byrd's lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. Captured in photographs that could only have been taken by the murderer, Yvonne Bennett was the fifth of the seven victims - two more young women were murdered after Lionel Byrd walked free. So Elvis can't help but wonder - did he, Elvis Cole, cost two more young women their lives?" "Shut out of the investigation by a special LAPD task force determined to close the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately fight to uncover the truth about Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of death - a truth hidden by lies, politics, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
ISBN: 9780743281645
Branch Call Number: CRA
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 25 cm.

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3dblus
May 26, 2015

One of Crais's better ones. A good read!

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chio1944
Apr 26, 2012

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GordieB
Jul 22, 2011

Good read

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derekwolfgram
Nov 29, 2010

Crais writes great hardboiled detective novels - taut, lean prose and action-packed storylines. Elvis Cole is a worthy heir to any of the tough guy noir detectives of the past, and his sidekick Joe Pike is a great tough guy character as well. I read Chasing Darkness as fast as any other book I've read - just couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Even though it's part of the genre that there will be a surprise twist at the end, it was still surprising and satisfying to see the pieces come toget...more Crais writes great hardboiled detective novels - taut, lean prose and action-packed storylines. Elvis Cole is a worthy heir to any of the tough guy noir detectives of the past, and his sidekick Joe Pike is a great tough guy character as well. I read Chasing Darkness as fast as any other book I've read - just couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Even though it's part of the genre that there will be a surprise twist at the end, it was still surprising and satisfying to see the pieces come together they way they did.

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