The Monkey's Raincoat Characters

Robert Crais
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Elvis Cole

Elvis Cole is a detective. He served in the military during Vietnam, and he never truly left his wartime persona behind him. Elvis is nostalgic about childhood and the innocence that he left behind, and he is stuck in a world of violence that he now cannot escape. He makes it part of his life by working as a private investigator. Elvis is a self-styled Peter Pan who wants to never grow up, while at the same time thrusting himself into a horrifically violent adult world that he doesn't really want to see. To cope with violence, he drinks. Elvis cannot leave this violent world behind him because he sees violence as the only way to help the innocent who are suffering in the world.

Elvis is very protective of the innocent. He does not simply hire himself out to Ellen Lang. He becomes her white knight...

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