The Promise by Robert Crais (Elvis Cole & Joe Pike, #16)
There probably aren’t many investigators like Elvis Cole.. He has a Mickey Mouse phone and a Pinocchio wall clock in his LA office. He drinks coffee out of a Spider-Man mug, quotes Jiminy Cricket and drives a bright yellow 1966 Corvette. Of course, and if you ask him, he’s the “World’s Greatest Detective.”
His partner, Joe Pike, is an ex marine, a part-time mercenary and gun shop owner. He is the elusive but deadly shadow you know is nearby whenever a dose of mayhem is required. He’s a man of very few words and deadly action.
The first book in the series, The Monkey’s Raincoat, won every fiction award possible, including the Shamus, Edgar, McAvity and Anthony awards. The author, Robert Crais, also received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006 and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
The most recent book, The Promise, is #16 in this great series.