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Publisher Comments:

Three years after an explosion killed her partner and lover, and left her scarred, former L.A. bomb squad tech Carol Starkey struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. When she's assigned to a bomb-related murder case, Carol finds herself in a dangerous duel with a serial killer bent on eliminating bomb squad techs — with Carol as his main target.

Review:

"Crais piles on the plot twists and complications, gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks....[An] explosive thriller." People

Review:

"Carol Starkey is a very different character than [Elvis] Cole but equally compelling....Crais has set a serious exploration of personal regeneration in the context of a crime novel, and he is successful on both levels." Booklist

Review:

"The book features one of the most complex heroines to grace a thriller since Clarice Starling locked eyes with Hannibal Lecter, a deliciously spooky villain in the person of a mad bomber known as Mr. Red, and an aggressively involving plot." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"While Crais builds tension methodically, like a Boy Scout building a fire, when the time comes for ignition it all goes up too neatly, without any real conflagration. (Grade: B-)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Fast paced, authentic, well written, and combining suspense and police procedural, this tale features a tough heroine who should win a whole new audience for Crais. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods....Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345434487
Author:
Crais, Robert
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Bombings
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.86x4.21x1.20 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345434487 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Crais piles on the plot twists and complications, gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks....[An] explosive thriller."
"Review" by , "Carol Starkey is a very different character than [Elvis] Cole but equally compelling....Crais has set a serious exploration of personal regeneration in the context of a crime novel, and he is successful on both levels."
"Review" by , "The book features one of the most complex heroines to grace a thriller since Clarice Starling locked eyes with Hannibal Lecter, a deliciously spooky villain in the person of a mad bomber known as Mr. Red, and an aggressively involving plot."
"Review" by , "While Crais builds tension methodically, like a Boy Scout building a fire, when the time comes for ignition it all goes up too neatly, without any real conflagration. (Grade: B-)"
"Review" by , "Fast paced, authentic, well written, and combining suspense and police procedural, this tale features a tough heroine who should win a whole new audience for Crais. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods....Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Fascinating and frighteningly believable....Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time."
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