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Angel

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514 pages7 hours

Summary

In Angel, Nicholas Guild, weaves together a tale of love and madness.  A young lawyer, investigating the circumstances of his father's sudden death, discovers the terrible secret surrounding a girl he fell in love with years before.

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, said, "Guild returns to the contemporary thriller with a vengeance, spinning an intricate, wonderfully paced tale in which nearly every scene proves vital to the resolution, which peaks only in the novel's two final words . . .  Memorable characterizations enhance this gripping yarn, which features two of the most frightening and ruthless killers in recent fiction."

The New York Times said, "Because of the intricacies of the plot, which examines the history of this dangerous young woman from several angles, Mr. Guild manages to refine that perennial noir theme of the Bad Girl.  The almost languid grace of his writing also sets the measured pace of the storytelling, while wrapping the narrative in an atmosphere thick with sensuality.  As thrillers go, this one's a luxury model."

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