The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
A Charlie Parker Thriller

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In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time.

What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power: a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness.

The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others, too: a beautiful, scarred woman with a taste for killing; a silent child who remembers his own death; and a serial killer known as the Collector, who sees in the list new lambs for his slaughter. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets.

Someone has survived the crash. Something has survived the crash.

And it is waiting. . . .
 

About John Connolly

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John Connolly is the author of Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road, Bad Men, Nocturnes, and The Black Angel. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnolly.co.uk. Declan Burke has published four novels: Eightball Boogie (2003), The Big O (2007), Absolute Zero Cool (2011), and Slaughter’s Hound (2012). Absolute Zero Cool received the Goldsboro/Crimefest "Last Laugh" Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel in 2012. He also is the editor of Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011). He hosts a website dedicated to Irish crime fiction called Crime Always Pays.
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. 529 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Parker soon finds himself searching for the rest of that list with the help, and hindrance, of an unlikely ally, as well as a frightening competitor who is contemplating putting Parker and his sweetly homicidal buddies, Louis and Angel, on his to-do list.

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Publishers Weekly

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From its ominous first pages, Connolly’s 11th Charlie Parker thriller (after 2011’s Every Dead Thing) takes readers on a gruesomely entertaining ride. Marielle Vetters, to honor her late father Harlan

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The mysterious disappearance of a plane finally comes to light in the deep woods; those involved are eager to hide the truth.

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This would make a fascinating read for a reading group, and a strong argument for a discussion group.

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When Charlie finds his own name on the list, he knows the Collector is on his own trail.

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Book Reporter

We are barely into the first days of 2013, and I believe that I have already read what is sure to be one of the best books to be published this year: THE WRATH OF ANGELS by John Connolly.

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Independent.ie

Like British thriller writing contemporaries Lee Child, whose principal character Jack Reacher is American, and Sean Black, author of the US Ryan Lock stories, all of Dublin-born thriller writer John Connolly's private investigator Charlie Parker's adventures are set in the United States.

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Huntington News

I still try to interview a few authors every year, mainly writers whose work I like, although I've occasionally interviewed people for the paper simply because I thought they might be quirky or interesting.

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Jacksonville.com

In the course of the investigation, Parker once again crosses paths with his creepiest nemesis, The Collector, a serial killer who dispatches his victims with gleeful delight, never failing to take along a reminder of the kill.

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Jeremy Lynch

We also get to spend a little time with Charlie as he revisits part of his past, which for me is always a great addition to the book.

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