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The Lost Angel: A Novel | [Javier Sierra]

The Lost Angel: A Novel

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, while running from governments and extremists....
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Javier Sierra 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.

©2011 Javier Sierra (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A coiling plot, full of insightful characters, with an intriguing mix of hopes and fears. Javier Sierra plays readers like a virtuoso - a stickler for detail - with imagination galore - but always keeping the story ringing with unadorned reality. Just a solid, drum-tight winner of a book." (Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Jefferson Key)

"In The Lost Angel, Javier Sierra takes us on a riveting quest through 5000 years of humanity's rich esoteric history, peeling away those fascinating onionskin layers of our own hidden past. As the intrepid Julia Alvarez hurtles headlong across a continent to save her husband, she discovers the dark forces that imminently will be unleashed - when the lost wisdom of the ancients smashes, as in a particle accelerator, against those dangerous powers already held in the hands of modern science." (Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire)

"With The Lost Angel, Javier Sierra has gifted his readers with a mesmerizing and thrilling journey into one of the greatest historical mysteries - the true nature of angels. A fascinating and gripping tale." (Heather Terrell, author of Fallen Angel)

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Angel to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook was one pleasant surprise after another. The book was one of those that you wanted to speed read to speed it up. The Audiobook you want to slow down so as not to miss anything. I am so glad I tried the Audio. It was excellent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The damsel in distress.


    Which character – as performed by James Langton and Zilah Mendoza – was your favorite?

    That's a hard one.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Lost Angel and why?

    The most memorable was the female narrator and the man who became her husband.


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    If you like Arcaeology, if you liked Angels and Demons, you will enjoy this book.

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    I really loved this book!!! it not only is about angels it has enough about the religon and history to keep those who like that in tranced!

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