Damn fine pie!
Reads like a confusing mash-up of a police procedures manual and random reference books, which then used the SEARCH/REPLACE function to punch in character and place names.
Give it a pass.
Crais’ Elvis Cole and Joe Pike couldn’t be more different. They also couldn’t be more alike. Put them together in the same mystery series, and you’ve got double your trouble. And double your fun. Excellent read.