The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 11 Paperback – 6 Jun 2013
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Haunting, scary and addictive . . . the finest crime series currently in existence. (Indepent on Sunday)
With Connolly, good and evil are always too close for comfort. (Daily Mirror)
You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. (Daily Express)
The eleventh Charlie Parker thriller - 'the finest crime series currently in existence' Independent on SundaySee all Product Description
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My only complaint is that we are still no nearer to finding out what Charlie Parker *is* even if we find out what he is not.
At the same time a woman who hasn't done a lot of good in her life seeks redemption by sending a list of names to an old acquaintance of Charlie. A list some dangerous people also want to get their hands on.
Before Charlie knows it he's deep in trouble, but this time he's not trusted by old allies anymore as they are questioning his motives and his very nature.
Also, like Connolly mentioned before, an old adversary of Charlie resurfaces again.
The Wrath of Angels is mostly about Charlie Parker as things get very personal for him and as expected he makes that call to some special gentlemen from New York...
The Wrath of Angels is a very dark tale from the masterfully skilled pen of John Connolly, with villains that are as colourful as they are malicious. Connolly's descriptions of characters and surroundings alike make the stories literally come to life.
As always it's a pleasure to lose onself in Connolly's tight and enthralling writing and there is a terrible sense of unease and dread throughout the whole narration. You can almost feel the darkness and damp in the deepest darkest woods reaching out for you. Halfway throug the story I was beginning to fear Connolly might have done the unspeakable thing...But you'll have to read for yourselves to find out more!
Definitely one of the must read thrillers of this year!
If you're new to Charlie Parker and John Connolly I urge you to buy the book anyway. You'll still enjoy it even if some of Charlie Parker's back-story (in particular his friendship with Angel and Louis, and his more troubled relationships with Epstein and the Collector)won't be clear to you. But you will enjoy it so much you will set out to read the previous 10 Charlie Parker stories.
Despite my more than a bit flippant intro to my review this is indeed one of the darkest tales yet featuring Charlie Parker and there is a suffocating miasma of evil throughout the whole affair with most characters being touched in some way by this atmosphere of death and misery. From the opening scene of a dying old man's confession of a past sin to a sinister path of discovery towards a hidden list of doomed souls, Connolly weaves a convoluted tale that is murderous, tangential and twisting hither and thither with all the main protagonists being expertly drawn together for a bloody denouement. As I alluded to earlier, the recurring characters all have a part to play and with the reappearance of the wonderfully sinister Kushiel (or `The Collector') and with a couple of other nasty surprises, there is more than enough to keep Parker on the back foot throughout the novel as they close in for different reasons to the acquisition of the list, languishing in the wrecked fuselage of a crashed plane in the backwoods of Maine.Read more ›
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I still can't believe that the book I received was not brand new , given its pristine condition, plus the prompt delivery and excellent packaging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crow
Well worth a five star rating. John Connolly holds your attention from start to finish and this book is no exception. Read morePublished 2 months ago by anon
This is the 11th in the Charlie Parker series, and probably the best. Connolly warns us that this book brings in elements of the supernatural more evidently and obviously than... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tony Anderson
John Connolly never lets me down. Every year I eagerly await the next episode in the strange life of his dark hero and every year the story is as good and often better than what... Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Scourfield
Once again John connolly Charlie Parker grips you from the start of the book and compelled you to keep turning the pagesPublished 5 months ago by dawn laycock