Robert Crais
Indigo Slam
March 07, 2019 Comments.. 355
Indigo Slam Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole until the day a fifteen year old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office Then everything changes Three years ago a Seattle family ran for th

  • Title: Indigo Slam
  • Author: Robert Crais
  • ISBN: 9780345435644
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole until the day a fifteen year old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office Then everything changes Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night What he finds is aLife in the California sun suits Elvis Cole until the day a fifteen year old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office Then everything changes Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs As clues to a man s secret life emerge from the shadows, Elvis knows he s not just up against ruthless mobsters and some very angry Feds He s facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival

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    1. Dan Schwent says:

      When a fifteen year old girl hires Elvis Cole to find her missing father, a printer named Clark Haines, Elvis soon finds himself snared in a web of drugs, counterfeit money, and the Russian mob. To top it off, Lucy's ex-husband is trying to sabotage her attempts to find a job and move to LA to be with Elvis. What's the World's Greatest Detective to do?While I've been dabbling in sf and graphic novels quite a bit the last couple months, sometimes you just need a good mystery. Once again, Robert C [...]

    2. Carol. says:

      Fast, solid ride. A great beginning, where the reader witnesses the moment three children and their father leave their home in company with the U.S. Marshals. Cut to Elvis Cole in the office, being visited three years later by said children, who want him to look for their father. It's a nice way to build the sense of anticipation for the reader, waiting for Elvis to discover and explain what happened so long ago, but it turns out that was just the surface. The Space Needle on the cover implies S [...]

    3. Kemper says:

      Elvis gets hired by three kids to find their missing father and after the trail leads to Seattle, the detective finds himself on the bad side of some Russian mobsters and the U.S. Marshals Service. Sadly, Elvis does not meet Raylan Givens.Elvis not only has to hunt down the missing dad, he’s also got an interesting dilemma with the kids. The oldest daughter does a good job of taking care of the younger two so Elvis doesn’t want to rat them out to social services, but what he learns about the [...]

    4. Lance Charnes says:

      If you've been following along with the ongoing Elvis Cole saga, you know exactly how these stories go: Elvis gets hired by someone (usually female) with a sob story, he pokes around while employing his signature wise-assery, finds that All Is Not What It Seems, gets beaten up, brings in his Terminator-like bestie Joe Pike, shoots the hell out of the bad guys, fails to get paid, then pops a cold one on the balcony of his Hollywood Hills A-frame. Did I leave out anything? Good.This one is little [...]

    5. Anthony Vacca says:

      Seven books in and I’m starting to lose steam on wanting to finish this series. Indigo Slam was a pretty slight read for me that never really did much with either of its two leads— PI Elvis Cole and his partner Joe “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Pike. More than anything this book felt like the two characters stumbled into a cheesy 80’s action movie, one of those mildly-entertaining but forgettable flicks you find in the bargain bins at Walmart, the kind of movie that is full of hokey [...]

    6. Terence M says:

      Audio Book 3.0 out of 5.0 stars Another ok Robert Crais "Elvis Cole" novel. Because of the multiple involvements of American, Vietnamese and Russian crooks, FBI Agents and Federal Marshals, I became confused with who was up whom and who was paying the rent for the first two thirds of the book. The ending was a bit more satisfying amid guns and thunder and goodies turning into baddies, plus Joe Pike as he morphed from baby-sitter to action hero.

    7. Mike says:

      Elvis is contacted by a 15 year old girl, and her two younger siblings. Their dilemma: their father, a professional printer, has been gone almost two weeks, looking for work. The kids are used to fending for themselves, but not for this long, and hire the private investigator to find him.In the course of the disappearance, we find ourselves knee-deep in counterfeiters, the Russian mob, Vietnamese patriots, a wife being menaced by her ex-husband, and Disneyland.

    8. LadyCalico says:

      I write this review with tears in my eyes since I have now finished all the Elvis and Joe books and have nothing to look forward to until First Rule comes out in paperback. Hey, I love these guys. This one was even a bit more enjoyable than the average Crais with Elvis coping with Teri's teenage crush and Charlie's editorial comments while doing his Elvis thing. I give it an extra star for letting the cat bite one of the more obnoxious characters.

    9. Shaun says:

      Again, I register my objection to the five star rating system. It feels so weird to give this book the same rating I gave to The Cider House Rules. They're apples and oranges. But for a short, easy, action listen (I listened to the audiobook version), this was fantastic. The book moved fast and there was never a dull moment.

    10. Jan Mcclung-short says:

      Keeping the children safeI had read this book along time ago and forget some of it. It's an awesome book. Elvis couldn't just let the children he found without their parent alone. He stepped in to keep them safe and got much more than he bargained for. It's about the Russian mob and counterfeiting money. The FBI and Secret Service are involved. Of course, Joe Pike is there to help. This book flows well. The it is written well. The children capture your hearteven Charles that is loud and out of c [...]

    11. Jessica says:

      One of Cole's endearing traits is his dog-bite tenacity - once he's hooked, there's no shunting him aside. I wish the family at the heart of this one had a little moremething. Their characters are uncharacteristically weak, and it squashes the center of this one somewhat.

    12. Tom says:

      high quality thriller - following mysterious bad guys, with more of the story being revealed as time moves on, from Seattle counterfeiters to Vietnamese revolutionaries

    13. Dee says:

      Two-haiku review:Kids' father missingFifteen-year-old hires ElvisDad's into bad stuffRussian mob storyWell written, good charactersExciting thriller

    14. campmia says:

      I just want to knowHow does Elvis Cole conduct surveillance in a yellow Corvette?

    15. Truman32 says:

      In Indigo Slam, Robert Crais has adopted the well-proven staple from television when things begin to get somewhat stale: let’s throw some kids into the mix to spice things up. Consider them an adolescent habanero pepper you drop into your steaming pot of mystery. Yes, this is the seventh book in his Elvis Cole/Joe Pike mystery series, but it still seems a little early to go this route. Reminding me of the Magnum P.I. episode: Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too, the kids in Crais’ [...]

    16. Gerald Sinstadt says:

      The tradition of the externally tough, internally sentimental, wise-cracking Private Eye is alive and well in the inventive mind of Robert Crais. Where Chandler's Marlowe led the way, and Parker's Spenser followed, Elvis Cole fully upholds the style and the standard. Where Spenser has Hawk, Susan and Pearl the dog. Cole has Pike, Lucy and a battle-scarred cat.In Indigo Slam they duck and dive among a rich supporting cast (some more believable than others) of federal marshals, Russian mobsters, A [...]

    17. Susan Beamon says:

      Elvis is back and this time guns come out. Joe Pike has to shoot people. Violence was present in the others of this series, but not as much as in this one. Of course, when you put Russian gangsters and counterfeiters and Vietnamese freedom fighters in the mix. violence happens. Add in a dirty U. S. Marshall and things go sideways real fast. And Elvis' personal life isn't any smoother this time out. It does all get sorted out in our hero's favor, but it's a fast ride to get there.

    18. Wendy says:

      I really enjoyed this 7th book in his Elvis Cole series!

    19. Joyce says:

      Pretty straightforward PI episode from what I think of as Crais's middle period. He's gotten over a lot of the self-conscious cutesiness of his early books, but hasn't yet made the turn towards the thriller side. The kids in this book are thankfully not too adorable, and the author manages to genuinely surprise you by subverting your initial reactions to several characters.

    20. Lisa says:

      Elvis Cole is hired by three kids to find their missing father. He becomes involved in the Russian Mafia, the Feds, counterfeiting and Vietnamese revolutionaries. As usual he and his partner, Joe Pike manage to get out of this mess. I enjoyed it but then again I enjoy all of Robert Crais novels.

    21. Missy says:

      My first Robert Crais novel. Quite entertaining. It had me hooked from the start. It was action packed and laced with a healthy dose of humor. His lead character, Elvis Cole, is also a Dean Koontz fan which bumped the potential 3 rating up to a solid 4.

    22. Leon Aldrich says:

      I have to agree with Cathy DuPont that this novel wasn't quite top shelf. But if that is the case, then why did I give it 5 stars?Hey its Robert Crais! (enough said).

    23. William says:

      just cruising along with Elvis' immature humor and the Crais changes tempo and BAMM another good ending

    24. Bobbi says:

      A shootout in Disneyland? Hell yes. And it works.

    25. Mark Baker says:

      Elvis Cole is hired by three children to find their father. He left them to search for work two weeks ago, which is the longest they’ve ever been gone. When the trail leads him to Seattle and evidence that the family was in witness protection at some point, Elvis realizes things are much more complicated than they first appeared. Has he stirred up old danger for the family?The book starts strong and never really lags as it works its way toward an exciting climax. I was certainly hooked the ent [...]

    26. Frederick Tan says:

      This is my first Elvis Cole book and boy am I impressed with the wise cracked greatest detective in the world. When 3 siblings came to see him to find their missing father, Cole couldn't realise what a world of trouble he is in for. He has to deal not only with some Russian mobster but also revolutionaries Vietnamese he'll bend on retaking back their country from the north regime. The missing fathe Clerk is an expert printer of counterfeit notes and has gone into the witness protection program u [...]

    27. Rob Trans says:

      Indigo Slam is a typical Elvis Cole novel. The normal wise-cracking, the taciturn Pike, the romance with Luce continues with complications, the healthy living. This time Elvis is hired by some children whose father has gone missing. Unbeknownst to him, but as he gradually pieces together, the father is not what he seems. At first he seems to be something of a heel. This book is set in LA with a side trip to Seattle. The book is nicely paced throughout and has a complete ending. This is a good qu [...]

    28. Sonia Valverde says:

      Esto ya es otra cosa. Divertida a rabiar, personaje carismático y socarrón, trama curiosa y bien hilada con giro final que uno detecta solo un par de paginas antes de que le estalle en la cara Secundarios que aportan mucho al desarrollo de la novela. Al contrario de Connelly con su insulso Bosch, te deja con ganas de mas detective Elvis Cole. No sera el colmo de la novela negra, pero muy recomendable como lectura refrescante de verano.

    29. Kay says:

      How could I not love a book with this: "Seattle is one of my favorite cities,and I often think that if I did not live in L.A I might live there."Elvis Cole, and the occasional, always essential, Joe Pike, have to get three very young kids out of big trouble, and they are resilient and self-determining kids, but still the Russian mafia is a very big enemy. Complications with a father who has a story and the ever-annoying Lucy-from-Baton Rouge, make for a fast, enjoyable read! Elvis cracks wise, l [...]

    30. Jeanne says:

      I love Elvis' self-deprecating humor and his deep sense of caring and what's right. I also love that Joe Pike is his opposite - quiet and deadly and quick to action. In this book, a simple case of a missing father, reported by his three children, leads to a very messy situation with the Ukranian mob.

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