Title: Demolition Angel
Author: Crais, Robert
Publisher: Doubleday, New York
Publication Date: 2000
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F
Synopsis: With the most unforgettable female lead character since Clarice Starling, Demolition Angel is a blistering stand-alone thriller from the freshest bestselling voice in crime fiction.
Carol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.A.’s finest bomb squad technician. Fueled with liberal doses of alcohol and Tagamet, she’s doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the event that haunts her–a detonation that killed her partner and lover, David “Sugar” Boudreaux. Fragments from the same explosion sliced through Starkey’s protective Kevlar, scarred her beyond repair, and left her outside looking in at the life she left behind. Now she can’t bear her reflection in the mirror, and hasn’t been with another man since Sugar left her bed the morning they rolled out to the bomb site.
When a seemingly innocuous bomb call turns into a devastating murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal intentions far more disturbing than one-shot acts of anarchy. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians, and as the one tech who survived the deadliest of blasts, Carol is in for the most intense fight of her life.
Against the dazzling and lonely backdrop of contemporary Los Angeles, Robert Crais has crafted a work of ingenious depth of character, matched with a transcendent narrative velocity. Demolition Angel is sure to take its place among the finest thrillers of the modern age.