Stalking the Angel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2008
6 hours 53 minutes
Meet Elvis Cole, L.A. private eye . . . he quotes Jiminy Cricket and carries a .38. He’s a literate, wise-creacking Vietnam vet who is determined never to grow up.

The blonde who walked into Cole’s office was the best looking woman he’d seen in weeks. The only thing that kept her from rating a perfect “10” was the briefcase on one arm and the uptight hotel magnate on the other. Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable—something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure.

Just about all Cole knew about Japanese culture he’d learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot about crooks—and what he didn’t know his sociopathic sidekick, Joe Pike, did. Together their search begins in L.A.’s Little Tokyo and the nest of notorious Japanese mafia, the yakuza, and leads to a white-knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder, sexual obsession, and a stunning double-whammy ending. For Elvis Cole, it’s just another day’s work.

Praise for Stalking the Angel

“Stalking the Angel is a righteous California book: intelligent, perceptive, hard, clean.”—James Ellroy

“Out on the West Coast, where private eyes thrive like avocado trees, Robert Crais has created an interesting and amusing hero in Elvis Cole.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Devotees of the rock ‘em, sock ‘em school should find [Stalking the Angel] tasty.”—The San Diego Union
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Patricia A V.

Stalking the Angel is a great example of light gum shoe mystery. The lead character, Elvis Cole, wise cracks his way through a story that involves a stolen book and a kidnapping. Elvis’ partner is the taciturn backup for the adventure. This isn’t deep reading but it is a fun way to pass the time. I was not crazy about the narrator at first but I grew to like him. I loved the flip way the author handles dialogue which really comes through with this narrator.

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This is one of my fav writers but not this one Story OK but he must have been hungry when he wrote it as food places kinds and liquid libation was paramount

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