Robert Crais is at the top of his game. Up until L. A. REQUIEM, his breakout novel, he had garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following but ever since, his sales have exploded into a different order of magnitude. Both his series of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels and his stand-alone thrillers win the kind of praise that has led the Sunday Times to say "We can now add the name Crais to the pantheon of great American crime writers". In THE WATCHMAN, Crais turned his attention to the enigmatic Joe Pike. Now, in his stunning new novel, Elvis Cole returns to the spotlight. Or is it the harsh lights of the interrogation room. .. did Elvis unwittingly cause the death of three young women. .. ?