The Wanted

The Wanted

Book - 2017
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"When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole calls in his friends Joe Pike and Jon Stone. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won't make any difference"--
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399161506
0399161503
Branch Call Number: MF CRAIS, ROBERT
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 24 cm

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Jan 17, 2018

I await each new episode of the ongoing saga of Elvis Cole and Joe Pickett with eagerness, Robert Crais is the most and I have read all of the books and liked to loved them to varying degrees but yeah, the guy is a solid sender! "The Wanted" is another well worth the wait-er which I used up in a couple of days last weekend; now I have to wait for "next time", nuts!
The basic plot is ripped from yesterdays headlines and is inspired by the "Bling Ring", a group of youngsters that went around the better LA-area neighborhoods burglarizing the well off. This time they stole something they aught not have and are being tracked down by a pair of diligent and inventive psychos for hire.
SPOILER ALERT!
There was one aspect which struck me as kind of a reach and this may be heading into "SPOILER ALERT" territory BUT: why would Tyson Conner with all of his mad computer skills-second only to "The Carl"-have wasted his time boosting and aged, ancient Papa Oscar Sierra dinosaur like a "Mac Power Book"? I don't even think the Smithsonian Institution wants one of those!
Thanks again, Mr. Crais and please, please write more soon!

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