The Resource Taken, Robert Crais

Taken, Robert Crais

Label
Taken
Title
Taken
Statement of responsibility
Robert Crais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A kidnapping drops Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the maelstrom of human smugglers. After L.A. college senior Krista Morales finds out the secret her boyfriend, USC dropout Jack Berman, has been hiding, she brings him out to the desert to reveal her own secret: the place where her mother Nita, who runs a highly successful business, was once brought into the country as an illegal alien. Unfortunately, the coyotes are still plying their customary trade at the very same spot, and Krista and Jack get swept up in a passing caravan. Convinced there's something strange about a ransom demand of a measly $500 delivered over the phone by her daughter in a heavy Mexican accent, Nita calls in Elvis Cole, the World's Greatest Detective. Working as usual with laconic Joe Pike, Cole soon ties the human-trafficking ring to the Double Dragon Korean gang and Syrian mastermind Ghazi al-Diri. But his attempt to infiltrate the ring as an unscrupulous capitalist who needs cheap labor backfires when he's recognized and seized himself. Now Pike must enlist his mercenary buddy Jon Stone to help rescue Krista, Jack, Cole and maybe even the two dozen illegals with whom they're being held in an undisclosed location
Member of
Summary
When the police tell a wealthy businesswomen that her missing daughter has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike-and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The girl and her secret boyfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the professional border kidnappers who prey not only on innocent victims but also on one another-buying, selling, and stealing victims like commodities. Fortunately, the kidnappers don't yet know who the boy is, but when Cole goes undercover to try to buy the two hostages back, he himself is taken and disappears. Now it is up to Pike to retrace Cole's steps, burning through the hard and murderous world of human traffickers ... before it is too late
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel, 2013.
Awards note
Shamus Award winner for Best PI Novel, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10017146
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crais, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.R264
LC item number
T35 2012b
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Crais, R.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Joe Pike Novels
  • Elvis Cole Novels
Series volume
  • 4
  • 15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cole, Elvis
  • Pike, Joe
  • Pike, Joe (Fictitious character)
  • Human smuggling
  • Missing persons
  • Kidnapping
  • Private investigators
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Human trafficking
  • Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)
  • Human smuggling
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing persons
  • Private investigators
  • California
  • North America
Target audience
adult
Label
Taken, Robert Crais
Link
http://www.robertcrais.com
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn738336535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781409116042
Lccn
2012372608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399158278
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)738336535
Label
Taken, Robert Crais
Link
http://www.robertcrais.com
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn738336535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781409116042
Lccn
2012372608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399158278
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)738336535

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