Angel of Death
by J.Robert King
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007327973
Date: 03 September 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Leading off the second tranche of releases from the new HarperCollins imprint - Angry Robot - who continue to aggressively carve out a market share for themselves and are are doing so ingeniously - and with some great material.
First up this month is a novel described by its author - US author J. Robert King - as 'metaphysical suspense', a sub-genre further defined by the publisher as "...that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.". Angel of Death is a paperback original.
"A serial killer stalks Chicago. A gorgeous cop is on his trail. Someone else is watching, someone who can decide who lives and who dies. The Angel of Death in Chicago oversees all people in the city, making sure their deaths fit their lives. When a gruesome serial killer strikes, the Angel must make a startling choice. He falls in love with the cop on the killer's trail, and has to make a choice between divinity and humanity. When he chooses humanity he must face the biggest terror of all - of who he is, and who the killer is who's on their trail. The serial killer thriller runs headfirst into the supernatural in this autumn page-turner."