Demolition Angel

Demolition Angel
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-07-22
ISBN 10: 0307567370
ISBN 13: 9780307567376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demolition Angel Book Review:

“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. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive.”—San Francisco Chronicle Carol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.A.’s finest bomb squad technician. Fueled with liberal doses of alcohol and Tagamet, she’s doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the event that still haunts her: a detonation that killed her partner and lover, scarred her body and soul, and ended her career as a bomb tech. When a seemingly innocuous bomb call explodes into a charred murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal chilling intentions. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians. Now, as the one tech who survived the deadliest of blasts, Carol is in for the most perilous fight of her life. . . . Praise for Demolition Angel “Terrific . . . explosive . . . [a] high powered thrill ride.”—The Wall Street Journal “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 Today “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

Demolition Angel

Demolition Angel
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 140913458X
ISBN 13: 9781409134589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demolition Angel Book Review:

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.

Demolition Angel

Demolition Angel
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1984818740
ISBN 13: 9781984818744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demolition Angel Book Review:

"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. . . . Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive."--San Francisco Chronicle Carol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.A.'s finest bomb squad technician. Fueled with liberal doses of alcohol and Tagamet, she's doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the event that still haunts her: a detonation that killed her partner and lover, scarred her body and soul, and ended her career as a bomb tech. When a seemingly innocuous bomb call explodes into a charred murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal chilling intentions. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians. Now, as the one tech who survived the deadliest of blasts, Carol is in for the most perilous fight of her life. . . . Praise for Demolition Angel "Terrific . . . explosive . . . [a] high powered thrill ride."--The Wall Street Journal "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 Today "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

Hostage

Hostage
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-07-22
ISBN 10: 0307567699
ISBN 13: 9780307567697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hostage Book Review:

The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L.A.’s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all. Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility.

Three Great Novels

Three Great Novels
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 854
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780752872308
ISBN 13: 0752872303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Great Novels Book Review:

LA REQUIEM - Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops - so he turns to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen may be the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin the blame on a witness. Cole has his doubts, and it's down to him to reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer will mean choosing between the two people he cares about most.... DEMOLITION ANGEL - John Michael Fowles has a natural gift: he understands explosives. 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 - an elite team of FBI bomb technicians. When a special agent discovers the link behind the bombs that are killing his team, he knows he must set a trap - with human bait. HOSTAGE - When a convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong, the teenagers responsible make a run for it and crash into the nearby home of an accountant , taking the family hostage. But the gang have picked the wrong house. The accountant works for the mafia and holds all the local family's financial records. With the mob and the cops soon on the scene, it seems like there's no way out of the nightmarish three-way stand-off¿

The Last Detective

The Last Detective
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780385504270
ISBN 13: 0385504276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Detective Book Review:

With his acclaimed bestsellers, Hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, edgy characterizations, and cinematic prose. Now, Crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past. Elvis Cole is back... Elvis Cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life—but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, Joe Pike, Elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, Elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead—one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past. Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, Crais explores Elvis's need for family—the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy—as they race the clock in their search for Ben. The Last Detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet.

Desolation Angels

Desolation Angels
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1136155467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desolation Angels Book Review:

After spending months as a fire lookout on a remote mountain, Jack Duluoz returns to his life in San Francisco and discovers how his isolation has affected his life. As he hitches, walks, and talks his way across the world, Duluoz perceives the angel that is in everything. It is life as he sees it.

The American Police Novel

The American Police Novel
Author: Leroy Lad Panek
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780786481378
ISBN 13: 0786481374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Police Novel Book Review:

The American police novel emerged soon after World War II and by the end of the century it was one of the most important forms of American crime fiction. The vogue for either Holmesian genius or the plucky amateur detective dominated mystery fiction until mid-century; the police hero offered a way to make the traditional mystery story contemporary. The police novel reflects sociology and history, and addresses issues tied to the police force, such as corruption, management, and brutality. Since the police novel reflects current events, the changing natures of crime, court procedures, and legislation have an impact on its plots and messages. An examination of the police novel covers both the evolution of a genre of fiction and American culture in general. This work traces the emergence of the police officer as hero and the police novel as a significant popular genre, from the cameo appearances of police in detective novels of the 1930s and 1940s through the serial killer and forensic novels of the 1990s. It follows the ways in which professional writers and police officers turned writers view the police individually and collectively. The work chronicles the ways in which changes in the law and society have affected the actions of the police and shows how the protagonists of police novels have changed in gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, and age over the years. The major writers examined begin with Julian Hawthorne in the nineteenth century, and include such writers as S.S. van Dine, Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ed McBain, Chester Himes, MacKinley Kantor, Hillary Waugh, Dorothy Uhnak, Joseph Wambaugh, Bob Leuci, W.E.B. Griffin, and Carol O’Connor.

Task Force

Task Force
Author: Brian Falkner
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 0449813029
ISBN 13: 9780449813027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Task Force Book Review:

The six teens of Recon Team Angel, genetically modified and having spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act, and think like their enemies, now have their target in sight but time is running out to save humanity and themselves.

Angel of Rage Chronicles of the Creator

Angel of Rage  Chronicles of the Creator
Author: Colin W. R. Chadwick
Publsiher: Colin WR Chadwick
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-12-28
ISBN 10: 1468016814
ISBN 13: 9781468016819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel of Rage Chronicles of the Creator Book Review:

Chronicles of the Creator Over two thousand years ago, the goddess Syalonis was betrayed by the evil machine god Morgatan. During the confrontation the goddess was ambushed and her consciousness was shattered into a thousand pieces to be scattered through her galactic body. Now, the last vestige of her awareness hides on the isolated world of Dragonsbreath as she tries vainly to recover. The fallen-angels have arrived on Dragonsbreath and as they harvest the souls of the population, some actively seek Syalonis. As the goddess hides, she urges her reluctant saviour, Tan, to flee the advance of the fallen. Angel of Rage Tan has been warned by his guard daughter of the presence of the fallen-angels. It is vital that he escape from the advance of the fallen but he remains oblivious to their presence. After his companions witness the fall of several cities and he sees the devastation of one city with his own eyes he finally starts to understand that something is amiss. He needs to react quickly but, unfortunately, the most vicious of fallen-angels, the insane Angel of Rage, Arteekee, is bringing her fleet to him.

Stalking the Angel

Stalking the Angel
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 0593157168
ISBN 13: 9780593157169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalking the Angel Book Review:

Introduced in The Monkey's Raincoat, L.A. private eye Elvis Cole has a smart mouth, a flair for martial arts, a passion for truth, and a borderline sociopath for a partner. When a ruthless hotel magnate hires Cole to find a priceless Japanese manuscript, Cole heads into a nest of notorious Yakuza in the heart of L.A.'s Little Tokyo.

Angel on My Shoulder

Angel on My Shoulder
Author: Stephen Levi
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780573605673
ISBN 13: 057360567X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel on My Shoulder Book Review:

A beautiful young book illustrator is having an affair with her dream man, a ruggedly attractive owner of a demolition company. When he announces his intention to leave his family, Donna gets looped and awakes in the arms of an angelic looking man with "Wings" printed on his sweatshirt.

The Promise

The Promise
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 069814628X
ISBN 13: 9780698146280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise Book Review:

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike keep their promises. Even if it could get them killed... Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman who’s disappeared, a seemingly ordinary case, until he learns the missing woman is an explosives expert and worked for a Defense Department contractor. Meanwhile, LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, track a fugitive to a house filled with explosives—and a dead body. As the two cases intertwine, they all find themselves up against shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials, and the very woman they promised to save may be the cause of their own deaths.

The Wanted

The Wanted
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN 10: 0399573909
ISBN 13: 9780399573903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wanted Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais. It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up... When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two others, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, and, determined to get it back, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do. To even the odds, Cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. The police don’t want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Pretty soon, they’ll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down—and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed.

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord The Flashman Papers Book 9

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord  The Flashman Papers  Book 9
Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN 10: 000732569X
ISBN 13: 9780007325696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord The Flashman Papers Book 9 Book Review:

Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world.

The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 1451648944
ISBN 13: 9781451648942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Two Minute Rule Book Review:

Devastated by the murder of his estranged son on the day of his own release from prison, former bank robber Max Holman launches a renegade investigation and discovers that the chief suspect is being wrongfully targeted by the LAPD. Reissue. 100,000 first printing.

POP

POP
Author: Simina Banu
Publsiher: Coach House Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1770566309
ISBN 13: 9781770566309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

POP Book Review:

"Moving through a variety of poem-structures, including more traditional lyric structures, prose poems, drawings and visual poems, Banu becomes the explorer, fearlessly pushing out into the unknown." —rob mclennan's Blog Softening concrete poetry with humour and tenderness, POP takes an uncommon perspective on modern poetic traditions, combining deft lyricism with visual poems for a playful romp. POP rummages through the stale Cheetos after the love poem: what remains? What never existed to begin with? The book invites the reader to journey both forward and backward in time, to retrace steps, solve word searches, hold pages to the light. POP delineates the intensities of a volatile relationship through a variety of lenses. As the speaker tries to anchor her experience, she is met with a clamour of perspectives: it is a junk food fight of poetic styles, each line fried and seasoned using recipes passed down for generations; it is a sad clown’s skincare routine; it is a singalong, a cartoonish cacophony of pots and puns. The speaker shakes the love poem for all it’s worth, leaving behind a trail of lint, wrappers, fibs, and soap foam, but opening up enough space to move in herself.

The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man
Author: Robert Crais
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 059315746X
ISBN 13: 9780593157466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Man Book Review:

In an alleyway in Los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, lies dying of a gunshot wound. The victim claims to be P.I. Elvis Cole's long-lost father--a stranger who has always haunted his son. As a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer. Caught in limbo between a broken love affair and way too much publicity over his last case, Cole at first resists getting involved with this new case. Then it consumes him. Now a stranger's terrifying secrets--and a hunt for his killer--give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. And he can't tell if it's forgiveness or a bullet that's coming next...

Angel Meadow

Angel Meadow
Author: Dean Kirby
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN 10: 1473880289
ISBN 13: 9781473880283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel Meadow Book Review:

'It is all free fighting here. Even some of the windows do not open, so it is useless to cry for help. Dampness and misery, violence and wrong, have left their handwriting in perfectly legible characters on the walls.' - Manchester Guardian, 1870Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world's first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging houses and deep cellars on the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs of 'scuttlers' stalk the streets in pointed, brass-tipped clogs. Those who evade their clutches are hunted down by cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Lawless drinking dens and a cold slab in the dead house provide the only relief from a filthy and frightening world.In this shocking book, journalist Dean Kirby takes readers on a hair-raising journey through the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this nineteenth century Manchester slum considered so diabolical it was re-christened 'hell upon earth' by Friedrich Engels.ENTER ANGEL MEADOW IF YOU DARE...'Dean Kirby has Angel Meadow in his blood' - Joseph O'Neill

Lakas and the Hotel Makibaka

Lakas and the Hotel Makibaka
Author: Anthony D. Robles,Eloisa D. de Jesús
Publsiher: Children's Book Press
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0892392134
ISBN 13: 9780892392131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lakas and the Hotel Makibaka Book Review:

Young Lakas convinces his friends Tick A. Boom, Firefoot, and Fernando to fight against their eviction, while fighting for needed repairs and the right to have karaoke parties in the lobby of the hotel that they call home.