Monday, August 10, 2009
TITLE: INDIGO SLAM
AUTHOR: ROBERT CRAIS
Details: no. 7 Elvis Cole Mystery
I managed to read all of this book during the Read-a-Thon, and it was a quick, fast and furious read.
When three kids walk into Cole's office and Teri, the eldest at 15, announces that they want to hire him to find their father who has been gone for 11 days, his first instinct is to refuse. However, unable to leave to kids to their own devices, he soon finds himself looking for the man after all.
But nothing is as it seems. The family goes by an assumed name, and rather than a printer, the father turns out to be a master counterfeiter. Both the Russian mob and U.S. Federal Marshalls are looking for the man, and Cole soon finds himself in the middle, dodging bullets.
At the same time, the ex-husband of Cole's girlfriend is doing what he can to keep Cole and Lucy apart.
Never a dull moment in Cole's life, and never one for the reader either.