L.A. Requiem

L.A. Requiem

Book - 2000
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Terrific entertainment . . . A powerful portrait of Los Angeles in our time: swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout."--Dean Koontz

The day starts like any other in L.A. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. His ex-lover, Karen Garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head.

Now Karen's powerful father calls on Pike (a former cop) and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship--if not their lives. And L.A. just might be singing their dirge.

Praise for L.A. Requiem

"One of the best crime novels I've ever read. Absolutely terrific!" --David Baldacci

"Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he's written before." -- The Denver Post

"[A] whodunit with salsa and soul . . . [Crais] keeps his plot pounding along." -- People
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2000
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
ISBN: 9780345434470
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: LA requiem
Los Angeles requiem


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 19, 2017

Great book. Great series. Gotta love heroes who are more conflicted than the villains.

Aug 15, 2016

Somewhat labored plot with too much talk by Elvis only action comes from the infamous Mr. Pike. Authors always like to go after the female cop-wonder why?

May 11, 2016

excellent book - enjoying the series.

Feb 04, 2015

Another good one for the series. Interesting lead into the next one.

Feb 07, 2011

I think this is the best book by Crais in this series so far, even if I didn't like the ending


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at WCLS

To Top