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THE BLACK ANGEL

Connolly, John.

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ISBN 10: 0743487869 / ISBN 13: 9780743487863
Published by Atria Books., NY:, 2005
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Special edition signed by Connolly on a tipped-in limitation page and including a CD, "Voices From the Dark", a soundtrack to the novels of John Connelly. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 23819

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Title: THE BLACK ANGEL

Publisher: Atria Books., NY:

Publication Date: 2005

Edition: 1st edition.

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To those who have been forsaken, hell has no geography.The Black Angel begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City's seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl's mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker's doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on his wife and newborn daughter, Parker knows that the woman and her troubles cannot be ignored. As always, he is driven as much by the evil that simmers in the hidden honeycomb world as he is by the ties of friendship and blood. As Parker gets closer to the girl's captors, he discovers that her disappearance is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel -- an object considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker's own origins.

About the Author:

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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