Demolition angel: a novel

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Demolition Angel
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display_description "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
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subject_facet Bombings -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories, American
Downloadable audio books
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Policewomen -- Fiction
title_display Demolition angel : a novel
title_full Demolition Angel A Novel
Demolition angel : a novel / by Robert Crais
Demolition angel [electronic resource] / Robert Crais
title_short Demolition angel :
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topic_facet Bombings
Detective and mystery stories, American
Fiction
Mystery
Policewomen
Suspense
Thriller