"Stunning . . . Shrewdly written and sharply plotted . . . The Last Detective is a rare treat."--The Washington Post Book World "Fast-moving . . . a page-turning thriller."--Chicago Tribune P.I. Elvis Cole´s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained, but it becomes even more tense when the unthinkable happens: While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, the boy vanishes without a trace. When the kidnappers call, it´s not for ransom, but for a promise to punish Cole for past sins he claims he didn´t commit. With LAPD wrestling over the case and the boy´s estranged father attempting to take control of the investigation, Cole vows to find Ben first. But Cole´s partner, Joe Pike, knows more about this case than he has said. Pike lives in a world where dangerous men commit crimes beyond all reckoning. Now, one of those men is alive and well in L.A.--and calling Elvis Cole to war.