Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.