Synopses & Reviews
Electrifying from its explosive first scene to its unexpected and shocking conclusion, Angel City revisits the unforgettable characters from The Watchers to reveal more of the earthlyand otherworldymysteries of the Angelus trilogy.
Katherine Taylor, ex-escort, and Jay Harper, private detective, no longer remember each other. They no longer remember the cosmic battle they fought against the Nephilim. In fact, the only memory of the events of their pasts takes the form of a child, Katherines infant son, Max, who has, unbeknown to anyone, stirred the interest of the same vengeful spirits.
Meanwhile, from the shadows steps a defrocked priest named Astruc, whose face looks as if it has been clawed by some terrible beast and who hides his eyes behind blue lenses. He and his brilliant young ward have discovered something unfathomable in the catacombs under Parissomething that will confirm that the time of the prophecy” is at hand.
Praise for THE WATCHERS by Jon Steele:
“A seductive cosmic thriller stoked by historic fact, an ancient Jewish religious text, and a literary classic... 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 series.”—Booklist
“An imaginative metaphysical thriller… Steele keeps his tale tantalizingly ambiguous, casting it with fey characters and skillfully concealing until the climax whether apparent weird events haven’t been manipulated to make them seem so. This solidly plotted tale, the first in a trilogy, will appeal to readers who like a hint of uncanny in their fiction.”—Publishers Weekly
“A first novel (and first in a series) from Steele, for years a master cameraman for Independent Television News and author of War Junkie,
an underground classic; really smart work for serious thriller readers.”—Library Journal
“Reads like Paradise Lost
by way of John Connolly, although Steele, formerly a war reporter, brings hard-edged modernity to this timeless tale as he roots his depiction of evil in the contemporary world. Clever, stylish and epic in scale, it’s a tremendously satisfying debut.”—Irish Times
“Seriously ramps up the action....Fans of The Watchers
wont want to miss this one.”—Booklist
“Steeles sequel to 2012s The Watchers does everything the middle of a trilogy should do…a brutal cliff-hanger…accessible to readers who missed the first book.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Watchers
“A SEDUCTIVE COSMIC THRILLER.”—Booklist (Starred Review)
“A MODERN THRILLER MASTERPIECE…ONE HELL OF A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE.”—Popcorn Reads
“READS LIKE PARADISE LOST BY WAY OF JOHN CONNOLLY…although Steele…brings hard-edged modernity to this timeless tale as he roots his depiction of evil in the contemporary world. Clever, stylish, and epic in scale, its a tremendously satisfying debut.”—The Irish Times
“AN IMAGINATIVELY METAPHYSICAL THRILLER.…Steele keeps his tale tantalizingly ambiguous, casting it with fey characters and skillfully concealing until the climax whether apparent weird events havent been manipulated to make them seem so. This solidly plotted tale, the first in a trilogy, will appeal to readers who like a hint of uncanny in their fiction.”—Publishers Weekly
“FAITH, LOVE, LUST, MURDER, INNOCENCE, DANGEROUS DEMONS, FALLEN ANGELS…meld together in to one glorious, spellbinding, addicting story that readers wont soon forget.…The Watchers delivers a one-two punch of good versus evil in a fresh, unique, and decadent manner…brilliant enough to capture the attention of romantics, religious zealots, and historian buffs alike. Not just good, but DAMN good. I didnt just like it. I LOVED it, and its a rare treat for me to experience such pleasure. A must read. Seriously.”—Luxury Reading
Beneath Lausanne Cathedral, in Switzerland, there is a secret buried before time began, something unknown to angels and men, until now...
Marc Rochat watches over the city at night from the belfry of the cathedral. He lives in a world of shadows and "beforetimes" and imaginary beings.
Katherine Taylor, call girl and daydreamer, is about to discover that her real-life fairy tale is too good to be true.
Jay Harper, private detective, wakes up in a crummy hotel room with no memory. When the telephone rings and he's offered a job, he knows he has no choice but to accept.
Three lives, one purpose: save what's left of paradise before all hell breaks loose.
About the Author
worked as an award-winning cameraman for twenty-two years, traveling and working through more than seventy countries across six continents for Independent Television News of London. While based in Moscow and Jerusalem, Steele wrote War Junkie,
a gut-wrenching memoir covering a year in the life of a news cameraman. The book was published in 2002 and is today recognized as a cult classic of war reportage. In 2003, in Baghdad on the eve of the Iraq War, Steele became disillusioned with television news, put his camera on the ground and quit.THE WATCHERS
is Steele’s first novel. He now lives in Switzerland.