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5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding sequel from a true master of suspense., 21 Oct 2009
I had read 'The Straw Men' some time ago, eagerly followed by 'The Lonely Dead'- the two prequels to this story by the same author. As I waited for 'Blood of Angels' to arrive I eagerly dug out the prequels to re-read to get in the zone for the latest installment. Alas, I had leant Strawmen to a friend, who leant it to a friend, who leant it to a friend etc....yes, these books are that good, you will re-read them, and they will keep them! So hold on to them! Luckily I still had Lonely Dead to whet my appetite and refresh my memory to the murky underworld of the Strawmen.
Blood of Angels doesn't disapoint with Michael Marshall being consistent in writing style and tone familiar with the prequels. He has well structured plots and sub-plots developing at just the right pace, so that you find yourself hopelessly engrossed, relishing early nights in bed reading, ignoring the wife and chores whilst the dog suffers from lack of exercise.
There's no chance of me revealing the plot here, that would be sacrilege. Safe to say the series has been probably my favourite as a keen thriller fiction reader. I would recommend you start with 'The Straw Men', then 'The Lonely Dead', then followed by this book. If you don't want to fork out for three books without trusting they're going to be good, I would recommend reading 'The Intruders' by the same author. It's a complete book with no prequels or sequels, but will leave you wanting more nonetheless. Incredible.