Award-winning author Robert Crais follows up last year's brilliant The Watchman with Chasing Darkness, the 11th book in the Elvis Cole series. Although this one doesn't soar to the heights of The Watchman, it's still one of the summer's most entertaining mysteries.
A case from Cole's past returns when a man he helped clear of a murder charge years before turns up dead, holding in his hands evidence that he was not only guilty of the original crime, but several others as well. Cole must use all his considerable cunning to find out the truth.
Chasing Darkness is old-school Crais, a throwback to the early days of the series. It doesn't have the emotional gravitas of the last few books in the series, but it also doesn't have the smirky quality that sometimes undermined the first few books. It's just a very solid, well-crafted and suspenseful detective story.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, August 17, 2008