L.A. Requiem - Robert Crais

L.A. Requiem

By Robert Crais

  • Release Date: 1999-06-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 758 Ratings


“Terrific entertainment . . . A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout.”—Dean Koontz

The day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.

Now Karen's powerful father calls on Pike (a former cop) and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives. And L.A. just might be singing their dirge.

Praise for L.A. Requiem

“One of the best crime novels I've ever read. Absolutely terrific!”—David Baldacci

“Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he’s written before.”The Denver Post

“[A] whodunit with salsa and soul . . . [Crais] keeps his plot pounding along.”People


  • What an Awesome Book

    By Wardlawkm
    Great read.
  • LA Requiem

    By suemac78587
    Fast paced and exciting. More please!
  • Great book

    By PRT67
    This was my first Crais novel. He did a great job developing the characters in this book. My favorite were Dolan, Pike and Cole. I will definitely be reading more of Robert Crais.
  • L.A. Requiem

    By Cougar 390
    Absolutely at the top of the list for “Best Crais”! Strong ending and excellent plot.
  • The Requiem

    By Investowiz
    Fast moving. Good character development. Decent plot but rather contrived means of determining who the bad guy was. OK ending.