Taken - Robert Crais


By Robert Crais

  • Release Date: 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,429 Ratings


The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais.

When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend. She's wrong. They've been taken by bajadores—border bandits who prey on the innocent by buying, selling, and disposing of victims like commodities.

Cole and Joe Pike start an undercover investigation to find the couple, but their plan derails when Cole disappears, leaving Pike to burn through the murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend as well as the missing young people. But he may already be too late...


  • Really good book

    By PRT67
    Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are a great team. Each Crais book gets better and better.
  • Taken

    By DenverTwin
    I can’t say much about this book because I might give away spoilers. I’m guessing that people in real life go through much more violence and cruelty. I don’t think I could read that though. This book was so suspenseful that I read it until I finished it at 5:00 am. Robert Crais has become my favorite author. I am recommending this book to friends.
  • One of the better ones in an already great series

    By Mack ee
    Great action and pace as always. I was pleased the author did not rehash all of the character introductions (including the cat) as fully in this installment, as I was finding those a bit tiresome for readers of the complete series like myself. We’re back to Cole & Pike rather than one or the other, plus more character development for Jon Stone. Can’t say much more without spoilers but if you’ve liked this series you’ll love this one too. If you’re new to the series I’d go back at least a few installments if not to the beginning. They’re all good.
  • Loved it

    By Sundee8
    My favorite one so far
  • Time Warp

    By Bob852201
    I read many of Crais’ Cole/Pike books and usually like them even if Crais spends too much time with the driving details of his characters. It a little like Siri giving driving directions. Nevertheless, my issue with this book is the time sequences going back & forth. I would have preferred a straight time line.
  • Outstanding. Highly recommended!

    By Jhaughom
    I have read all of the Elvis Cole books. Love them all, but this is probably the best. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
  • The Best of All!

    By frenchy0674
    The best book out of all the Joe Pike/Elvis Cole series! Loved it immensely . . didn't want it to end!
  • Action Packed

    By Cyber_Grunt
    From cover to cover. Great read
  • Taken

    By saminsunnyfl
    Never loses your interest...keeps you up all night . . . . Get an early start on this one!!!!
  • Taken. Nickname: John Smith 2

    By John Smith 2
    A great book . Very interesting to the end. Great drama!