Demolition Angel

Demolition Angel

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"TERRIFIC . . . EXPLOSIVE . . . [A] HIGH POWERED THRILL RIDE." -The Wall Street Journal "CRAIS IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods. With a bang. . . . It's Silence of the Lambs meets Speed as down-on-her-luck former bomb-squad ace Carol Starkey plays cat-and-mouse with a serial bomber. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive." -San Francisco Chronicle "GRIPPING . . . CRAIS PILES ON PLOT TWISTS . . . gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks." -People "A POWERFUL, SELF-CONTAINED NOVEL OF SUSPENSE that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet . . . This is a thriller that works on every level, a pivotal work from a crime novelist operating at the top of his game." -Los Angeles Times "FASCINATING AND FRIGHTENINGLY BELIEVABLE . . . Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time." -USA Todayshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 33.02mm | 204.12g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 034543448X
  • 9780345434487
  • 160,094

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of nine previous novels, including the bestselling and Edgar-nominated L.A. Requiem. In addition to his previous award-winning books, Crais has written for such acclaimed television shows as L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles. Demolition Angel has been purchased by Columbia/TriStar and producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets), and is being developed as a major motion picture.show more

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"A flammable techno-thriller with the kind of force that knocks out windows." -The New York Times Book Review "Packs an explosive punch. Though the pace of the book moves like a quick-burning fuse, Crais still takes the time in Demolition Angel to sketch out some memorable characters: Starkey, haunted and hollow-eyed, covering up her pain with a Bogart-tough demeanor; and John Michael Fowles (aka Mr. Red), a sociopath who gets all sorts of information from the Internet without breaking a sweat. . . . Crais keeps things wound so tight that readers will be getting paper cuts in their rush to finish this one." -The Denver Post "The final pages can hardly be turned fast enough, and the climactic violence is tempered masterfully with a sweet irony." -The San Diego Union-Tribuneshow more

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"TERRIFIC . . . EXPLOSIVE . . . [A] HIGH POWERED THRILL RIDE."-"The Wall Street Journal "CRAIS IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME, and "Demolition Angel delivers the goods. With a bang. . . . It's "Silence of the Lambs meets "Speed as down-on-her-luck former bomb-squad ace Carol Starkey plays cat-and-mouse with a serial bomber. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive.""-San Francisco Chronicle "GRIPPING . . . CRAIS PILES ON PLOT TWISTS . . . gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks."-"People "A POWERFUL, SELF-CONTAINED NOVEL OF SUSPENSE that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet . . . This is a thriller that works on every level, a pivotal work from a crime novelist operating at the top of his game.""-Los Angeles Times "FASCINATING AND FRIGHTENINGLY BELIEVABLE . . . Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time.""-USA Todayshow more

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3 22% (1,499)
2 3% (204)
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