The Watchers

The Watchers

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Lausanne, Switzerland.

In the cathedral tower lives a strange boy with a limp who talks to the bells.

In a luxury penthouse lives a high-class prostitute who's in mortal danger.

And in a low-rent hotel lives a private investigator who has no idea how he got there.

Jay Harper finds himself in Switzerland on the trail of a missing Olympic athlete. A hard drinker, he can barely remember how he got home last night, let alone why he accepted this job. When he meets the stunning but aloof Katherine in a hotel bar, he quickly realises that he's not the only one in town who's for hire. She's a high-class hooker who can't believe her luck. Which is about to change. For the worse.

In the meantime, Marc Rochat spends his time in the belfry talking to the statues, his cat and the occasional ghost. His job is to watch over Lausanne at night and to wait for the angel his mother told him he'd one day have to save. When he sees Katherine, he thinks his moment has come. Which indeed it has. But not in a good way...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 36mm | 410g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552164038
  • 9780552164030
  • 850,523

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A commodious and seductive cosmic thriller... Steele’s lavishly atmospheric, witty, bloody, and swashbuckling tale of age-old struggles for dominion between angels and demons is the propitious first book in an ambitious new series
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Pretty damn good... A great first novel * SFX * A commodious and seductive cosmic thriller... Steele's lavishly atmospheric, witty, bloody, and swashbuckling tale of age-old struggles for dominion between angels and demons is the propitious first book in an ambitious new series * Booklist * A very fine, beautifully written, hypnotic tale... very special * Bookseller * Powers along at an irresistible pace and is written with real panache and verve * Ed Stourton *
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About Jon Steele

Jon Steele is an award-winning journalist and author of the Angelus trilogy. He has travelled the world as a cameraman for ITN and, after a twenty-year career, wrote the critically acclaimed War Junkie, his memoir of a life behind the camera in some of the worst places on earth.
He has also photographed, written, produced and directed a number of documentaries.
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1,874 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 26% (486)
4 35% (661)
3 25% (461)
2 9% (174)
1 5% (92)
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