Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Indigo Slam - Robert Crais

It's been a while since I've upgraded the vintage crime blog. After reading Infinite Jest, I've been on a crime binge including Indigo Slam, The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson, and The Fiend in Human by John MacLachlan Gray (reviews forthcoming).

This novel finds Elvis Cole semi-adopting a few kids after their father has disappeared. It turns out he is an engraver/printer, and may be involved in some kind of counterfeiting ring. The entire time I was reading this novel, I kind of had in the back of my mind that I had seen this as a movie before. I finally figured out that Rush Hour 2 (2001) had a very similar plot. Don't worry though, this novel was published in 1997!

This novel also explores the possibility of Elvis' love interest (sorry, I forget her name... it's been a few weeks and I took the book back to the library!) moving to LA from Baton Rouge. I won't spoil it, but it leaves the possibility of interesting things happening in future novels.

As usual, Joe Pike plays a minor, but pivotal role in the novel, and it doesn't disappoint. I can't wait to read the Joe Pike novel, but I'm reading all of these in the order they were published, so I have a few more to go.

Up next is The Affair by Lee Child. It's a classic Reacher novel!

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