The Lost Angel

The Lost Angel

A Novel

Book - 2011
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N ew Y ork T imes bestselling author J avier S ierra returns with a heartpounding , apocalyptic thriller about mankind ' s most ancient desire -- and the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it .

Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming us for all the evils of the world. On the one hand you worshiped us, these beings who brought knowledge from the heavens. But you also feared us for what we might want in return. . . ."

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret.

Martin's only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez--a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, all while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies.

Sierra takes readers on an adventure across the world, from the summit of Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sierra spent years investigating scientific and historical mysteries related to mankind's efforts to engage directly with the Almighty.

The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of Sierra's erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative feats.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451632798
Branch Call Number: FIC SIE
Characteristics: 382, 31 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Frías, Carlos
Sierra, Javier 1971-

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Dec 19, 2011

I really wanted to like this book but...it may finally be that I've read one too many Da Vinci Code knockoffs. Throughout the entirety of this book it just failed to hold my interest and then the ending...far too preachy for my tastes. All of this was a surprise though because The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra was a very good read. This book though, it may have been a labour of love for Sierra but for me it was just a labour.

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tcb2011
Nov 16, 2011

This was a very intrersting book. I enjoyed the story line that is not like other books.It kept my intrest and kept me turning the pages.

debwalker Nov 08, 2011

"Javier Sierra's superb apocalyptic thriller has hot action and arcane information enough for two books, at least. And Sierra is a better writer than Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown ever hoped to be."
Margaret Cannon

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