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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Patricia Kalember Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553753080
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Carol Starkey is a survivor, a Los Angeles bomb-squad veteran now doing time as a Detective-2 with Los Angeles Police Department’s criminal conspiracy section. It has been three years since the detonation that killed her partner and lover, “Sugar” Boudreaux. Sugar saved Carol’s life but couldn’t stop two bomb fragments that sliced through her protective Kevlar, leaving her permanently scarred. The emotional fallout from the trauma can only be tempered by a steady diet of Tagamet and gin.

When a seemingly innocuous bomb call takes the life of another colleague, Carol embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal intentions far more disturbing than one-shot acts of anarchy. They are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians, and as the one tech who got away, Carol is in the fight for her life. 

Against the dazzling and lonely backdrop of contemporary Los Angeles, Crais has crafted the most unforgettable female lead character in crime fiction and pitted her against a frighteningly brilliant killer for the modern age.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping…Crais piles on plot twists…gathering the separate threads at the end and igniting them like a string of fireworks.”

    People

  • “Terrific…explosive…[a] high powered thrill ride.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating and frightening believable…Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time.”

    USA Today

  • “A powerful, self-contained novel of suspense that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Terrific…explosive…[a] high powered thrill ride.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating and frightening believable…Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time.”

    USA Today

  • “A powerful, self-contained novel of suspense that has the compactness, velocity, and effectiveness of a well-aimed bullet.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Crais is at the top of his game, and Demolition Angel delivers the goods.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Winner of the 2001 Mary Higgins Clark Award
  • Finalist for the 2001 Dilys Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nelson | 4/1/2011

    " Pretty solid crime book. Definitely not as riveting as L.A. Requiem. The mystery plot itself I found a bit formulaic, but the characters and their motivations made for some good tension and suspense. The bomb squad angle made it a bit unique as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 3/5/2011

    " Um policial cheio de acção, uma leitura muito boa baseada numa personagem principal muito forte!( O Anjo Da Destruição ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwing (Mook) | 2/20/2011

    " An exploration of secondary character Carol Starkey. Typical of Crais the plot is exciting and well developed. The characters are fully explored and the dialog is superb. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tami | 1/14/2011

    " I had a hard time putting this book down. Quite intense, but just not my style (murder mystery). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 1/10/2011

    " Literary detective fiction. I like this author for fast reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 10/28/2010

    " Not as good as his Elvis Cole stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 10/17/2010

    " I have read a few books by this author, and they are generally light-hearted and enjoyable, if not terribly deep. In contrast, this book is plodding and not much fun, and still not terribly deep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/17/2010

    " A great page turner. Probably my favorite Robert Crais. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 7/4/2010

    " Prefer his lighter Elvis Cole fare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhod | 6/4/2010

    " One of the best Robert Craig books so far - no Elvis Cole, but a kick butt detective that captures the imagination. Hard to put this one down, like other Crais books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 4/30/2010

    " Crais doing his Hollywood thing. Nothing to make it reach higher, but I admit to taking less than 24 hours to read it. :) "

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About the Author
Author Robert Crais

Robert Crais is an American author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Taken, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006, The Eye—Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award in 2014. He has written for such acclaimed television shows as L.A. Law, Cagney and Lacey, Miami Vice, and Hill Street Blues. A film adaptation of his novel Hostage was released in 2005, starring Bruce Willis as ex-LAPD SWAT negotiator Jeff Talley.

About the Narrator

Patricia Kathryn Kalember is an American actress best known for her role as Georgiana “Georgie” Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters. Kalember also had the leading roles in a number of television films and co-starred in several feature films including Fletch Lives, Signs, The Company Men, and Limitless, as well as recurring roles in the TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.