L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole, Book 8) by Robert Crais
By Robert Crais
The day starts off like all different in L.A. The sunlight burns scorching because the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering urban. yet for personal investigator Joe Pike, town is just not a similar back. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is useless, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.
Now Karen's robust father calls on Pike (a former cop) and his associate, Elvis Cole, to maintain a watch at the LAPD as they look for his daughter's killer--because within the luminous urban of Angels, each person has secrets and techniques, or even the powerful blue have anything to conceal. yet what starts off as a bit procedural hand-holding becomes a perilous online game of cat-and-mouse. For a depressing net of conspiracy threatens to wreck Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship--if now not their lives. And L.A. simply could be making a song their dirge.
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