Racing the Light: The New ELVIS COLE and JOE PIKE Thriller
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The start time for the race is 1:50pm (subject to change of 15-20 minutes depending on weather and tidal conditions on Raceday).
Racing the Light (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Book 19)
Tough, funny and hugely entertaining – superbly crafted crime fiction in the best traditions of the PI novel. It’s easy to see why Robert Crais has won many major prizes for his writing, he’s spot on here. Cole discovers Skylar is trying to make it as an artist. Her work is being shown at a local gallery but until her career takes off she hasn’t left her former life behind yet. Skylar doesn’t just make film’s, she’s an escort. Maybe she witnessed something, got too close to the wrong people. Cole starts poking around, he’s not the only one trying to find Josh. When a car tries to mow him down he turns to his partner Joe Pike for help.There’s a double crossing of the River Erme estuary so it’s a race against the light.. and the tide. So wet feet from the off!
Racing the Light Robert Crais: Racing the Light
It’s the original RACE THE LIGHT CLASSIC – 8.5 miles of shadowy estuarine trails, meandering through the privately owned Flete Estate. The race starts at the bottom of the slipway on Coastguards Beach, and finishes with a mighty uphill climb to the SchoolhouseDevon restaurant, high above the water.
Cole and Pike have become firm favourites with lovers of American PI fiction and Racing the Light is their 19th outing. Cole is the first port of call for clients, a slightly whimsical character but anyone underestimating his smarts will do so at their peril. Pike is the hard in hardboiled – if you need a wingman, he’s your go-to guy. This time an oddball missing persons case turns out to be a lot more complicated than it first appears. For a different take on California there’s always Michael Connelly’s The Dark Hours or a slightly darker vision of LA in A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames.