By Robert Crais
The Monkey's Raincoat, grabs you from the 1st bankruptcy, places you at the fringe of your seat and retains you there to the climactic finish of the ebook. Meet Elvis Cole, Viet Nam vet, ex-security protect grew to become deepest investigator. He's a troublesome boiled, wise-cracking detective who offers Mike Hammer and Sam Spade a run for his or her cash. The case starts off as Ellen Lang hires Elvis to discover her lacking husband, Hollywood agent, Mort, who's taken their son and disappeared. <snipped a few spoilers>. Robert Crais has created a good secret with a decent plot, packed with great, fascinating characters. His writing is crisp and sharp with witty and irreverent discussion and motion packed scenes. it is a fast moving, web page turner that won't allow you to down. Mr. Crais deserved the entire nominations and awards this e-book won.
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She might have screamed before the butler was out of earshot. He had just had to chance it. ” He came and sat in the opposite corner of the sofa, after which he put out his hand and said in a pleasant conversational voice, “Well, Linnet, I thought it would be you, but I had to make sure. ” As she continued to gaze at him in frozen horror he took her by the hand. “My dear girl, pull yourself together! ” Perhaps it was the warm, virile clasp and the dancing light in the dark eyes, perhaps it was the memories which these evoked.
Standing like that, she felt the warmth of the fire beat against the cold of her body. No, it wasn’t just her body that was cold. It was something no fire could ever warm again. There was a chintz-covered chair drawn up to the hearth. She sank down on it and buried her face in her hands. In the study Gregory Porlock was pouring out drinks. “Glad you were able to make it early. ” Geoffrey Masterman resembled his sister rather strongly. No one seeing them together could be in any doubt as to their relationship.
As she continued to gaze at him in frozen horror he took her by the hand. “My dear girl, pull yourself together! ” Perhaps it was the warm, virile clasp and the dancing light in the dark eyes, perhaps it was the memories which these evoked. Her gaze wavered. ” Gregory Porlock nodded. “I don’t look dead—do I? ” He had both of her hands by now, and he could feel them quivering and jerking like two little frightened wild things. He kept his hold of them and said, “Come along, wake up! There’s nothing for you to get into a state about.