Angelmaker (Hardback)
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Angelmaker (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 02/02/2012
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From the acclaimed author of "The Gone-Away World" - here comes a new riveting action spy thriller, blistering gangster noir, and howling absurdist comedy: a propulsively entertaining tale about a mobster's son and a retired secret agent who are forced to team up to save the world. All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. The bills don't always get paid and he's single and has no prospects of improving his lot, but at least he's not trying to compete with the reputation of Mathew "Tommy Gun" Spork, his infamous criminal dad. Edie Banister lives quietly and wishes she didn't. She's nearly ninety and remembers when she wasn't. She's a former superspy and now she's...well...old. Worse yet, the things she fought to save don't seem to exist anymore, and she's beginning to wonder if they ever did. When Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. The client? Unknown. And the device? It's a 1950s doomsday machine. And having triggered it, Joe now faces the wrath of both the government and a diabolical South Asian dictator, Edie's old arch-nemesis. With Joe's once-quiet world now populated with mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe, he realises that the only way to survive is to muster the courage to fight, help Edie complete a mission she gave up years ago, and pick up his father's old gun...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780434020942
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 935 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 47 mm

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“Angelmaker”

Joshua Joseph Spork longs for a quiet life and the peaceful enjoyment of his clockwork-repair trade. Unfortunately for Joe, despite his decidedly non-gangster-like appearance and persona, he is still the son of the... More

Paperback edition
4th May 2013
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“Totally outstanding”

This is the best of C21st Dickensian Fantasy, sewers, chases and a denouement to die for. It's also a little different as it is firmly placed in the present-day. This book is a buzz (hee-hee). Be the first person... More

Hardback edition
8th March 2012
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“I would give this ALL the stars!!!”

This is one of those marvellous books which defies definition, in fact to try and describe in 100 words or less would be a crime and remove much of the wonder and mystery from it. So to review it I would simply say it... More

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