Six months after nearly losing everything to the men who kidnapped his girlfriend's 10-year-old son, Elvis Cole is slowly coming back to life - but then he receives an ominous phone call from the LAPD. An unidentified body has been found in a seedy Los Angeles motel room, and Elvis is called to the scene. Finally, Elvis is told that before the man died, he said he was Elvis's father.
Cole turns to the one person who can help him navigate the minefield of his past - his longtime partner, Joe Pike. As the two men launch into an investigation into the dead man's background, Elvis struggles with wanting to believe he's found his father at last - and allowing his suspicions to hold him back.
With each clue they uncover, a troubling picture emerges about the man who may have been Elvis's father. And as Elvis and Joe approach the true identity of the dead man, they unwittingly walk straight into a hornet's nest.
©2005 Robert Crais (P)2009 Orion Publishing Limited