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Voodoo River (1995)

by Robert Crais

Series: Elvis Cole (5)

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L.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption thirty-six years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents; and some are ending up dead. And when Cole realizes that his employer knew more than she was telling, Voodoo River becomes a twisting tale of identity, secrets, and murder.… (more)
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Another good book in a great series. ( )
  ikeman100 | Aug 22, 2021 |
Good story but the PC and anti Christian ranting is goofy. ( )
  brone | Apr 18, 2020 |
Cajun La. Movie star was adopted and wants to know parents but keep it private. In process Cole meets Lucy Cheener for the first time. Gets very involved with bringing in illegal migrants. Movie star discovers true identity but is unhappy with results and keeping it quiet. ( )
  pgabj | Jul 10, 2019 |
Couldn't hold my interest and it was a struggle to finish it.
  Omegawega | Mar 31, 2018 |
Elvis Cole mystery — good famous adoptee searching her roots

Hired to uncover the past of Jodi Taylor, Elvis leaves Los Angeles to head for Louisiana in search of Jodi's biological parents. As Elvis learns about the enigmatic actress's origins, he also discovers the real reason he's been sent to Louisiana.
  christinejoseph | May 15, 2017 |
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For Steve Volpe, proprietor of The Hangar, trusted friend, and the best slack man in the business. Semper fidelis.
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I met Jodi Taylor and her manager for lunch on the Coast Highway in Malibu, not far from Paradise Cove and the Malibu Colony.
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L.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption thirty-six years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents; and some are ending up dead. And when Cole realizes that his employer knew more than she was telling, Voodoo River becomes a twisting tale of identity, secrets, and murder.

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