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Summary

When quiet Ellen Lang enters Elvis Cole's Disney-deco office, she's lost something very valuable - her husband and young son. The case seems simple enough, but Elvis isn't thrilled. Neither is his enigmatic partner and firepower Joe Pike.

Their search down the seamy side of Hollywood's studio lots and sculptured lawns soon leads them deep into a nasty netherworld of drugs and sex - and murder. Now the case is getting interesting, but it's also turned ugly. Because everybody, from cops to starlets to crooks, has declared war on Ellen and Elvis.

©2007 Robert Crais (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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Bad narrator

What a horrible narrator. Spoiled the book completely. The book reviews were good I didn’t listen to sample before buying the book.

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Poor quality recording

Liked the story once the I got used to the narrators horrible voice. Sound quality in general is like I recorded a vinyl edition of the book onto a worn out cassette. Dreadful sound.

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Awful narration

This is one of my favourite ever novels. I am an avid fan of the whole series. The narrator is awful. Too much 'he said. She said'. I lasted 10 minutes.
Buy the book people, don't have it spoiled for you.

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Good book.

Not quite the same feel as some of crais books. Still a good listen though, interesting story. Not hugely keen on the narrator.

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Overly descriptive

I have not really got in to this book, I found it’s to be overly descriptive that I couldn’t concentrate on it enough to keep listening.

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good story but a little dated.

I am new to the author Robert Crais, although he has been writing for years. after reading a recent book I decided to go back to the first in the series. This is a good story but a little dated, hence 4 stars.

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Stay with it, slow start leads to much more

Keep going, that's the way forward. Great story, the first of many. Ignore the negative reviews, they obviously have no patience!

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Gave up before the end of chapter one

I bought this because I'd enjoyed Crais' "Suspect". This book is much earlier. I found the writing slow and clichéd and the narration uninspired.. I tried hard to make it to the end of the first chapter but my interest and patience were snuffed out long before then

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Could not hold my attention

struggled for a few hours and gave up really did not like it and returned it