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Demolition Angel

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409134589

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 13th October 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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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.

Reviews

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
Gritty, graphic and gripping, this is a terrific addition to the genre
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Crais breaks new ground with a nervy, absorbing thriller . . . Intricate, hair-trigger plot involving bomber's vanity and copycat killer but, in the first place, succeeding brilliantly as a blow-by-blow account of the duel between two single-minded protagonists who belong to opposing sides of the same elite . . . A police procedural which fiercely takes off in ways you don't expect. Harsh, gruelling and utterly compelling. As good as they come
LITERARY REVIEW
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