L.A. Requiem Themes

Robert Crais
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Motive

The motive is the driving force behind an action. A motive is the ultimate goal that forces someone to act. In L.A. Requiem, every character has a motive that dictates his/her behavior, decisions, and relationships. Elvis Cole, for example, is driven by his desire to succeed professionally and triumph over criminals. He wants to find Karen Garcia's killer not for money or prestige, but for justice. He is moved by Frank Garcia's grief and disturbed by the death of a young, vital woman. Later, his motives shift when Joe Pike is accused of a crime he does not commit. Cole's motive then shifts to exonerating his partner. Luckily, his motives never force him to choose between professional priorities, but his dedication to his work does jeopardize his personal relationships. His girlfriend, Lucy, whose own motive is to take the next step in her relationship with Cole...

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