The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra
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New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankind’s most ancient desire—and the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it.

Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming us for all the evils of the world. On the one hand you worshiped us, these beings who brought knowledge from the heavens. But you also feared us for what we might want in return. . . .”

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret.

Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez—a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, all while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies.

Sierra takes readers on an adventure across the world, from the summit of Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sierra spent years investigating scientific and historical mysteries related to mankind’s efforts to engage directly with the Almighty.

The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of Sierra’s erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative feats.

About Javier Sierra

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Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Málaga.
Published October 4, 2011 by Atria Books. 432 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in the near future, this religious thriller from Spanish author Sierra (The Secret Supper) suffers from a lack of a plausible premise. At the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the National Securit

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The quest for that biblical artifact, in turn, connects with Faber’s belief that Elizabethan astrologer John Dee “devised a way to speak to angels.” Improbabilities undercut the author’s efforts to suspend disbelief, in particular U.S. president Chester Arthur’s playing a major role in ...

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Even if angels or Noah’s Ark are not part of your core beliefs, you will find THE LOST ANGEL an addicting and riveting read.

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These stones have biblical significance as they were supposed to have been originally stolen from Eden and God himself attempted to destroy them --- along with most of mankind --- with the Great Flood.

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