The Wanted (Elvis Cole, #17; Joe Pike, #6) by Robert Crais

The Wanted (Elvis Cole, #17; Joe Pike, #6)

It seemed like a simple case before the bodies starting piling up. Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on the deadliest case of their lives, in the new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly differen...


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TitleThe Wanted (Elvis Cole, #17; Joe Pike, #6)
ISBN9780399161506
Author
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Suspense
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Reviews The Wanted (Elvis Cole, #17; Joe Pike, #6)

  • Paromjit
    2018-05-16
    I have read all of this brilliant series by Robert Crais, and had given up on any additions as Crais appeared to have abandoned Cole, so when I heard this was available, I knew I wanted to read it as soon as possible. Set in LA, the witty wisecracking PI, Elvis Cole and his strong, silent, tattooed ex-military partner, Joe Pike return in style here. Worried single mother, Devon Connor, suspects her 17 year old socially awkward, video game obsesse...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    2017-11-29
    EXCERPT: "...these kids leave prints and DNA everywhere."The world slowed when I heard him. I said, " Kids.""They're kids. Three morons."I said it again, just to be sure."Kids.""Teenagers, young adults, whatever. A female and two males. I'm not saying they're little children."I stared out the window. Wilcox described big nasty mothers and multiple burglaries. "How many burglaries are we talking about?""Seventeen, eighteen, something like that. Th...
  • Maureen Carden
    2017-01-02
    It's been too long since the last Elvis Cole and Joe Pike book came out. For red blooded ‘murican(sic) women it's been way too long since the last Joe Pike was published. Just sayin'. This book went far too quickly considering how much I enjoy the smart-ass Elvis Cole and the ummm, strong, silent, stoic, and intriguing Joe Pike. Oh, I'm sorry; I got carried away there for a moment. Elvis Cole is a L.A private detective, hailing from LA. Joe Pik...
  • Andrew Smith
    2018-03-23
    I’ve really enjoyed the one-off novels Crais has written but for some reason I’d largely avoided his Elvis Cole/Joe Pike books. I did pick up the very first book in the Cole series, The Monkey’s Raincoat, some years back but I found it dated – well, it was written in 1987 – and a bit too whimsical for my tastes, which run closer to the hardboiled novels penned by Lawrence Block, Reed Farrel Coleman and others. But given the opportunity ...
  • Carol.
    2018-06-29
    Alas; I have reached the current end in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series, a collection of private investigator thrillers set predominantly in the Los Angeles basin. Over seventeen books, we've mocked Elvis' office clock, tread warily around his feral cat and winced at his taste in shirts. Through it all, he's been witty, an outrageous flirt with the ladies and protective of his clients.In this one, Crais turns the tables a bit, giving Elvis a legit...
  • Cindy Burnett
    2017-12-27
    I am a huge fan of Elvis Cole, but The Wanted fell flat for me. I generally love reading about both Elvis and Joe Pike, but I could barely stomach reading about the two ridiculous bad guys – they were way too over the top for me. I also didn’t feel that Tyson Connor was very believable which made the mystery not very believable as well. I realize that mystery series with numerous books such as this one are bound to have an installment or two ...
  • Barbara
    2018-06-12
    3.5 starsIn this addition to the 'Elvis Cole - Joe Pike' series, the Los Angeles private detectives try to help a trio of over-privileged teenage thieves. The book can be read as a standalone.*****Devon Connor is worried about her 17-year-old son Tyson. The troubled boy was booted out of two high schools, making it necessary to enroll him in an expensive 'alternative school' - and now Tyson's room contains wads of cash and big-ticket items he can...
  • Skip
    2018-01-28
    Rounded up to 4 stars. Elvis Cole is asked by a concerned mother why her son has an extravagant Rolex watch, and the truth is horrifying: he and two friends are involved in a criminal enterprise, and there are two stone-cold killers, posing as cops, after them. Here is the essence of the book: "They're kids. Three morons." Elvis busts his ass to save them, dragging Joe Pike in to help, but too much of the plot is about the three morons, who don't...
  • Monnie
    2017-12-05
    Private eye Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, make a great team - reminiscent of the late Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Hawk. Together, they can take on the world. But when they bump up against a trio of teens who specialize in upscale burglaries, they may have met their match.For much of the first half of this book, Elvis takes solo center stage. He's hired by Devon Connor, whose son Tyson has been deviating wildly from his usual sweet self...
  • Megan Johnson
    2018-02-01
    I want to start out by saying that this is my first Cole/Pike story. I also want to say it wasn't bad - I just...felt bored. Maybe it's my fault. In the bookstore, this was just on a normal shelf - not on a display table or prominently placed or anything, so to say that this cover is beautiful would be an understatement. It grabbed my eyes immediately. Then, I opened up the book jacket only to read "It seemed like a simple case until the bodies s...
  • Tucker
    2017-02-27
    What a treat it is to have Elvis Cole and Joe Pike back! When teenager Tyson Connor’s mother Devon calls Elvis, she is afraid her son is selling drugs because he’s suddenly flush with cash and wearing expensive clothes. Initially, Elvis suspects the same thing, but a little more investigation reveals that Tyson is involved in high-end burglaries with two other teenagers. And they’ve stolen a laptop that the owner is desperate to get back - ...
  • Richard
    2018-05-29
    8/10I’ve gone completely off the rails, I’ve done the unthinkable! I’ve jumped into a series on the 17th novel and not the 1st novel, I’m surely due to go to the looney bin soon?! I must be as I loved this!After reading Andrew’s great review of this one I decided I’d go and request it and see if anything came of it. Whilst having no knowledge of the characters or their histories I could have been well and truly in the deep end but th...
  • Truman32
    2018-01-11
    The Elvis Cole detective books are perhaps the most progressive series in the mystery genre today. This is a startling fact when you consider Robert Crais’s The Wanted is the 17th go round with this private investigator and his stoic partner Joe Pike. What makes these books so pioneering is the optimistic and sunny disposition of the lead detective, Elvis Cole. That’s right, we are given a lead character who is in no way haunted, tormented, a...
  • Heidi
    2017-11-29
    Many many years ago I stumbled across the first book featuring the funny and enigmatic Elvis Cole, and it was love at first book! I have been a huge fan of the series since, and they are the type of comfort books I turn to when I feel a bit book-jaded. Crais always delivers a solid mystery, and Elvis’ quick wit and dry humour put a permanent grin on my face whilst reading. And of course the books would not be complete without the silent, loyal ...
  • Joe Slavinsky
    2016-11-15
    We all waited forEVER for this book, which was supposed to be out more than a year ago. The problem, is that Crais' stuff is SO good, that I finished the book within 24 hours. Elvis Cole, and Joe Pike are icons, in modern-day crime fiction. The stories are so well-written, with such a frenetic pace, that you can't help but try to read them in one sitting. Now, the wait starts all over again. Aargh!!
  • Nat K
    2017-12-25
    3.5★s for me.I have to admit that I’ve never previously read a Robert Crais book. No particular reason. I think that from being such a creature of habit, I tend to stick with Authors that I already know and love. But thanks to NetGalley, I’ve now had my reading tastes shift to now include such interesting characters as Elvis Cole and Joe Pike on my reading menu. I was truly surprised after finishing this to see that this is book No. 17 in t...
  • Mandy White
    2017-12-29
    This book hooked me in...This is book 17 in the Elvis Cole series but the first that I have read. It read fine as a stand alone story but there wasn't too much insight into the characters. Elvis is hired to look into how a teenager at high school has suddenly come into large amounts of cadh and expensive clothes. This begins a rollercoaster of a mission to get to the bottom of it. I would like to read more by the author, it was fast paced and I e...
  • Tim
    2018-02-03
    Almost a perfect story, save the stupidity of a couple characters. 8 of 10 stars
  • Judy Lesley
    2018-01-04
    I enjoyed this addition to the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike collection. This one felt a little different because the problems involved three young adults with a total lack of caring for the consequences of the crimes they were committing. Their view of what was fun was painfully innocent. Tyson Connor's mother was worried because his behavior had changed so much recently. When she searched his room she found a watch with a price listed in the stratosp...
  • Dave
    2018-04-29
    Great StuffI may have come late to the party starting at the seventeenth book in the series, but the best part of that is that I have sixteen more books in the series all available now. I don't have to wait for Crais to publish the next volume. I got lots to play with. His character, Elvis Cole, is yet another in a long line of private eyes, but the writing is really smooth. This guy knows how to tell a story. The pages melt away under your finge...
  • Kathi Defranc
    2017-12-30
    I have been reading the Pike/Elvis saga for years, and continue to enjoy the relationship between the two and the problems they get themselves involved in! Just a fun book to read, with bumbling bad guys, off the wall teenage burglars, and interesting police officers with a little bit of romance indicated between Elvis and an officer. Cole is hired by a teenagers mom after she notes changes in him, with expensive clothes and gadgets. He takes the...
  • Sandy
    2018-01-05
    Thank God I finished when I did....I have no fingernails left. Review to follow.
  • Robin
    2017-10-13
    Once you start reading this, it'll be hard to stop. I ended up finishing it at 3am, and then I was so sad it was over. One more fantastic ride in a series that I love.
  • Hobart
    2017-11-28
    ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- A single mom has worries about the way that her teen-aged son is behaving -- and when you add in flashy clothes, a Rolex, and more money in his pocket than most book bloggers have in their checking account. So, she hires Elvis to figure out what the bad news is.It takes The World's Fastest Detective just a couple of hours to figure out what Tyson has been up ...
  • Jenny
    2018-03-22
    The Wanted is book 17 in Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais. When Devon Connor found a Rolex watch in her son Tyson's bedroom, she started to worry and decided to ask Elvis Cole to investigate. Elvis Cole searched Tyson's room to find answers what was going on with him found his hidden money. Elvis Cole requested Joe Pike to help when during the investigation; Cole found out that the Rolex was stolen property and one of the members of the gang was...
  • Bent Hansen
    2017-12-15
    For some reason, I have not read a whole lot of Robert Crais' books, which is actually a little odd as I have really liked most the ones that I did read. The same goes for this one with Elvis Cole as the main protagonist and Joe Pike only playing a minor supporting role. Crais sets a great pace for the story and switches perspective throughout the book which gives the reader a broader picture and adds to the dynamics of the plot. Elvis Cole comes...
  • Joyce
    2017-10-08
    4 and 1 / 2 starsDevon Connor is a single mom who is very worried about what her son Tyson might doing. She calls PI Elvis Cole because she is worried that he has gotten involved in selling drugs. Her proof is all the expensive things he has about the house, including a very expensive Rolex – and several thousand dollars tucked here and there. It doesn’t take Elvis very long to find out that the kid is one of three young people who are burgla...
  • Ed
    2018-01-09
    Disappointing book #17 in an otherwise entertaining crime fiction series. I thought it read like a 1970's "Made for TV" movie with the pace, prose and complexity of last year's calendar. Where have you gone Elvis and Joe Pike!
  • Rob Twinem
    2018-01-27
    If you internet search Robert Crais it is interesting to note that he was greatly influenced by the works of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It you add this piece of information to the fact that he was a writer for some early 80's made for TV series (Hill Street blues, Cagney and Lacy) then you will have an understanding of the writing style of this author. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Wanted". Elvis Cole is helping out an old friend Devon, i...
  • The Cats Mother
    2017-12-03
    I received this free as an ARC from Netgalley, my first ever, which was exciting as Robert Crais is one of my favourite authors and I’ve always envied the people who get to read the latest in a series some time before publication. There was no pressure to review it, but I review everything I read anyway.It has been a while since the last proper Elvis Cole book, as while Joe Pike does appear here, he features much less prominently than in the la...