The Wrath of Angels

The Wrath of Angels

Paperback Charlie Parker Thriller

By (author) John Connolly

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 36mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444756451
  • ISBN 13: 9781444756456
  • Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
  • Sales rank: 65,710

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In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others too: a beautiful, scarred woman with a taste for killing; a silent child who remembers his own death; and the serial killer known as the Collector, who sees in the list new lambs for his slaughter. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets. Someone has survived the crash. Some thing has survived the crash. And it is waiting ...

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John Connolly is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. His debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years working as a journalist for The Irish Times, to which he continues to contribute. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work. You can learn more from John's website, www.johnconnollybooks.com, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jconnollybooks.

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Haunting, scary and addictive ... the finest crime series currently in existence. As always, the plot marries an ingenious, if recognisable, detective story with something wicked and otherwordly. Indepent on Sunday Few thriller writers can create a sense of menace and evil as deftly as Connolly does. Compelling. Irish Independent With Connolly, good and evil are always too close for comfort Daily Mirror [What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format ... You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. Daily Express Connolly returns to page-turning form with his depiction of a moral world at the mercy of epic conspiracy and remorseless, primordial evil The Irish Times This thriller might just have you grasping for your childhood teddy. Loaded His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase ... rarely fails to sing Observer Skilful at humour and building suspense, Connolly's writing is also poignant and at times downright beautiful Sunday Business Post Connolly has always managed to deftly juggle the essential elements of genre fiction with his own supernatural flavour and WRATH is no exception ... Connolly has crafted [Parker] so expertly. Hot Press Ireland Ingenious, seriously scary and plausible ... Excellent Sun