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When a bomb call takes the life of another colleague, Carol begins to investigate a series of explosions that seem to be designed to exterminate bomb technicians. She soon realizes that she's "the one that got away." With the help of an FBI agent whom she loathes professionally for interfering with her job but finds attractive anyway, Carol must track down one of the most frighteningly brilliant killers of the modern age.
This edgy thriller's protagonist is one that the reader at first may have difficulty liking, but she's got a background and history that make her truly three-dimensional. One hopes that Crais, one of the handful of young crime writers capable of writing consistently luminous prose, will continue to give us characters like Carol Starkey to star in his always powerful portraits of modern-day Los Angeles. --Otto Penzler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
An excellent thriller featuring Carol Starkey, a homicide detective who started out as a bomb tech. She's on the trail of a serial bomber but there are a lot of twists and turns in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jenifer Mohammed, Author of Resurrecting Cybele
I have always been a big fan of Crais. However, if I had read this first, I would never have read another. Plot is weak. Characters are two-dimensional. Read morePublished 18 months ago by AdamV
Unfortunately, Elvis Cole is not in this novel. Instead we get a new character-former demolition expect and cop, who was so traumatized by the explosion three years ago that she... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Victoria
This was the fifth Crais book I'd read. It's a departure from his Elvis Cole series. Overall, pretty good. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by J H Murphy
I like Robert Crais. I'm one of many. People often have, at least I do, ambivalent feelings about our favorite writers exploring uncharted territory. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2003 by Larry Scantlebury
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This was a great book. I had not read any Robert Crais books prior to reading Demolition Angel. I liked the book well enough to explore other books by Crais and am in the process... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2002 by Debs