432 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 0.87 in
December 31, 2012
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425250598
ISBN - 13: 9780425250594
About the Book
When Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are hired to find a missing girl, the mission derails into a nightmare. Cole disappears as well, and Pike must burn through the deadly world of human traffickers to find his friend. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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From the Publisher
When Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are hired to find her missing girl, the investigation derails into a nightmare. Cole himself disappears and it’s left to Pike to burn through the deadly world of human traffickers to find his friend. But he may already be too late.
About the Author
Robert Crais is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. The author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Sentry, he lives in Los Angeles.
“Crais keeps the reader off-balance with…unexpected plot twists and a breathless pace that makes you feel as if you're smack in the middle of an action film.” —Huffington Post
“A thriller in every sense of the word… This is magnificent, bold writing from one of the absolute best.” —Bookreporter.com
“[Crais’s] best-selling Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series gets better with every new book, and…Taken, is no exception.” —OregonLive.com