Demolition Angel (Paperback)Robert Crais (author)
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The clock is ticking for Carol Starkey, tenacious detective - and bomb survivor . . .
John Michael Fowles has a natural talent: he understands explosives. He has a feel for them. It is a talent which he fully expects will take him onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Along the way he will match himself against the best: the FBI's elite team of bomb technicians and one person in particular - Carol Starkey, Detective in the LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Section.
Starkey died for two minutes and forty seconds after being blown up by one of his bombs, and Fowles dearly wants her dead again. As the FBI attempt to find the link behind a series of bomb explosions that have been designed to kill their technicians, Special Agent Ben Williams stumbles on the bomber's secret: his desire to kill Starkey. If Williams can keep this from Starkey he can set a trap and catch the bomber. A trap that uses Carol Starkey as bait.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 24 mm
Gritty, graphic and gripping, this is a terrific addition to the genre * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
Acclaimed for his Elvis Cole mystery series, Robert Crais deserves further garlands for this stand-alone crime novel. The book features one of the most complex heroines to grace a thriller since Clarice Starling locked eyes with Hannibal Lecter, a deliciously spooky villain in the person of a mad bomber known as Mr. Red, and an aggressively involving plot! ...this novel gets high marks for originality, and even higher ones for suspense and, above all, for multidimensional, wounded characters who give all the excitement a rare depth * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
Vivid characterisation and edgy storytelling blaze with energy and style, pushing the boundaries of contemporary LA noir to new heights. Demolition Angel is a cracker * SUNDAY TRIBUNE *
One of Crais's skills is to draw us inside the minds - minds as complex and delicate as detonating devices - of these two driven, obsessive individuals . . . it is vigorous, hard LA but with tremendous range . . . The taut terror of the ending is pure audio-cinema. Don't miss it * OBSERVER *
Crais is one of the new crime writers, along with Robert Ferrigno and Michael Connelly, whose vivid characterisation and edgy storytelling blaze with energy and style, pushing the boundaries of contemporary LA noir to new heights. DEMOLITION ANGEL is a cracker * SUNDAY TRIBUNE *
In Starkey, Crais has created a larger than life character with whom the reader can easily empathise and follow through thick and thin. A big, ambitious book this, and one that is eminently satisfying * IRISH TIMES *
With DEMOLITION ANGEL Robert Crais is shooting for the big time with all guns blazing * GUARDIAN *
A cracker . . . The action is pushed forward from one well-realised scene to the next, and he keeps the dialogue snappy * SPECTATOR *
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