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Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, Bk 7)
Indigo Slam - Elvis Cole, Bk 7
Author: Robert Crais
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 bega...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345435644
ISBN-10: 0345435648
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 307
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4 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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spOOnman avatar reviewed Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, Bk 7) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A can't put down
gigi avatar reviewed Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, Bk 7) on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really love Elvis Cole! He's the "world's greatest detective" and always gets his man. Indigo slam revolves around a counterfeiter and his 3 children running from ruthless Russian mobsters and some very upset Feds!! It's up to Elvis to save the man and his children from both, while not breaking the law himself.
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Helpful Score: 1
Easy read, Elvis Cole at his best, kept me guessing and a great ending
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Barbllm avatar reviewed Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, Bk 7) on + 241 more book reviews
Originally published in 1997, Indigo Slam is one of the better Elvis Cole novels. The self-proclaimed worlds greatest detective (dont tell Bruce Wayne!) is hired by three children, the oldest being 15, to find their father, a job that Cole thinks will be very simple. However, as it turns out, the father is a skilled counterfeiter on the run from the Russian mafia. Cole is as wisecracking as ever; the scenes where Joe Pike, a taciturn former soldier, is sent to babysit the three kids are amusing.

There are multiple subplots: Pike is hoping to have his girlfriend Lucy move to LA with him, but her ex complicates things; some Vietnamese expatriates also are searching for the kids father; corrupt federal agents want to know where he is since another agent was killed trying to get the family into the Witness Protection Program. The US Treasury would also like it if he stopped counterfeiting money.

The climax is held at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, which alone guarantees that Disney will never buy the film rights. I love Crais Cole and Pike novels. The characters are realistic, especially the kids: the 15 year old who is the familys de facto mother; the 9 year old who acts out after his father disappears; the federal agents who want the father without the LAPD interfering, and the LAPD who dont like Coles investigation.

A good mystery does not need to involve serial killers or graphic violence, and Crais proves this in every Elvis Cole novel he writes. He has a good detective-noir style thats reminiscent of Mickey Spillane or Dashiell Hammett.
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all the books in this series are entertaining, some more than others
reviewed Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, Bk 7) on + 4 more book reviews
Love all of Robert Crais's books!


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