L.A. Requiem

L.A. Requiem

Book - 1999
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Los Angeles is a city of perpetual reinvention. Inviting, with a promise of infinite hope, it can also be a glittering landscape of debilitating isolation. The city's lost souls take comfort in its promise--the notion that tomorrow could be the day to start all over again, to transform oneself into someone else. Someone more powerful, more beautiful, more daring. At the core ofL.A. Requiemis Joe Pike, a former cop with a past as dark and foreboding as his demeanor. His only stable relationship is with his partner of twelve years, Elvis Cole, a talented and quick-witted PI with skeletons in his own past. When Pike's former lover is found dead at a reservoir in the Hollywood Hills, the duo is brought in by the woman's father to monitor the police investigation. But Pike's no stranger to the men and women in the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division, at least one of whom has been harboring a long-buried desire for revenge. With a rich cast of characters reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's classicThe Long Goodbye,L.A. Requiemis the apotheosis of Crais's writing career--a gripping novel that envelops Cole and Pike in an ever-tightening web of conspiracies, secrets, and mortal passions that threatens to destroy their friendship, and leave one, or both, dead.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Doubleday, c1999.
ISBN: 9780385495837
Characteristics: 382 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Los Angeles requiem


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Aug 21, 2020

Why are the women portrayed so poorly? Lucy is an idiot, Paulette is a martyr and Samantha is a cliche.

May 04, 2019

Great read!! The more I read the Cole/Pike series the easier it gets to slide over the over-lengthy scenery descriptions and delve into the heart of conversation and overt thinking. What I don't enjoy is the incessant return to the main characters' histories. It's one thing to learn background on both of them but page after page after page of what it was like to be them is a little taxing. Skimming helps.

Aug 19, 2017

Great book. Great series. Gotta love heroes who are more conflicted than the villains.

Aug 15, 2016

Somewhat labored plot with too much talk by Elvis only action comes from the infamous Mr. Pike. Authors always like to go after the female cop-wonder why?

May 11, 2016

excellent book - enjoying the series.

Feb 04, 2015

Another good one for the series. Interesting lead into the next one.

Feb 07, 2011

I think this is the best book by Crais in this series so far, even if I didn't like the ending

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