White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts.
An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning.
Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.
This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life.
He needs the Angel.
©2015 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
This isn't a novel, it's a chapter! How dare they not tell us? BEWARE... you will spend hours only to discover a "To Be Continued"! This is bait and switch... only pretending to be a story when it's mere part leading to a monstrous tease! I may still have bought this thing if they'd told me and I knew that I should prepare to read more, or at least that would be a demand. Self Indulgence on the part of the writer, the publisher and AudioBooks. NEVER sell me a part of a book without fore-notice. I am totally ticked off!
I AM RETURNING THIS PARTICLE OF A BOOK!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Mark Dawson fans will recognize Isabella Rose as the teenage daughter of Beatrix Rose. Now in her mid teens and well trained by her now dead mother, Isabella is beginning to work with her mother's old organization. The listener should be made aware that this is a series and the first book does not stand alone; the end leaves you hanging. Nevertheless it is a great start for the young heroine. I look forward to the second book in the series.
Mark Dawson is a relatively new British writer. He is also one of the best thriller writers.
Not one of Dawson's best efforts. Way too slow. Disappointing ending. John Middleton is a much better character in his other series and those books are much better written and move along at the right pace. I wouldn't recommend this book.
This book got hit by many who first read this book, with its hanging ending before the 2nd book was available. Perfectly understandable. No problem for those of us coming in later and can buy book 2 immediately
But no more of this, Dawson, or you are going to start losing customers
I'm really disappointed with the way the ending of this story is left hanging. I would normally have bought the next book in this series because I enjoy the series but I don't like being bribed to get the next book and I found the lack of a conclusion very frustrating.
I enjoy a story that has a conclusion to it and, since I read for pleasure, a book without a conclusion is not what I'm interested in. Really, the book is not that long, it's not like the story would have been too long without a conclusion.
I find his voice is pleasant and his reading helps me to better visualize what's happening.
I find the description of islamic hatred of infidels annoyingly long, this could have been cut back in length.
I like the Mark Dawson characters John, Beatrix and Isabella. I particularly like John's struggle with alcohol, it's interesting.
terrible story, an unlikely daughter, 15 yo, trying to be a copy of Beatrix enlisted into group 15 for spying on ISIS financer. crap ending and fractured plot going nowhere.
I was enjoying this book. It had me hooked and a little edgy right up until the book abruptly ended without finishing the story. What the heck was that about? Should I reward the author by getting the next book in the series? Nope! Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
"This book was ok but not griping did not yearn to list to the next chapter"
Characters were not gripping and I tended to loos sight of the story and where it was going.
"Only half the story."
Just when I thought the storyline was building towards a potentially gripping second half the book ended!! Completely flat and no conclusion. Obviously this is aimed at getting people to buy the next book but be warned this is only half a book and half a story. Lazy editing and most unsatisfactory.
Not really, the book ends so suddenly that I thought my MP3 had skipped a part, its not fair to leave a reader with all stories unfinished in the middle its as if the writer did not know how to go further. (if there is a second part which I can not find an answer too, I would recommend getting the two together and not get this one until then!)
the sudden end made me furious!!
The characters are individual and would make it easier I suppose.
Yes get angry about the loose ends there should be a warning that the book ends so sudden with nothing finished in the story line!
If this was my first book of this writer I would wonder if all his books would end like this, its well written entertaining end then nothing.......... did the writer run out of ideas?? please tell us before hand there is (i think there must be ) a second part to it at least then I would wait until the second part is out and have one finished book. Very disappointing, it could have been a 5 star all the way had the book not ended the way it has!!! waste of time for just the one "half"book.
"Ends a bit soon leaves too much unanswered."
enjoyed the vivid and well paced story thays well read. for me it leaves too much unresolved and feels like a too obvious "you'll have to buy the next one to find out more ploy" not sure I will.
"Was this sound track recorded in a bucket?"
I have loved all of Mark's work so far. John Milton and Beatrix Rose have been thoroughly enthralling with audio performances to match.
Not so with this one I'm afraid. I have just finished the last in the the Beatrix Rose trilogy and was excited to get started on this. I have listened to 1 minute of it and had to turn it off, the performance is unbelievable and the recording quality is poor at best.
I really am gutted that it should end this way, But end it has.
"Left hanging - very frustrating"
Extremely frustrating and unsatisfactory!
I was enjoying the book until the abrupt and totally unsatisfactory end. The Angel is only half a book with no sign of the follow up at this time. I would be slow to invest any more time in this author. Shame because it has great potential.
"No ending so wait until follow up is available if you like this author"
Thriller that had no satisfactory ending. Obviously there should be another book or maybe even more to complete the story, but no indication of this is given until it ends, just leaving you frustrated that you have to wait for the next instalment. I probably won't bother with that in case that one ends similarly.
"The successor I was waiting for"
Yes, 100%. Gripping, thrilling, and unputdownable, this is a worthy successor to the Beatrix rose series. The cliffhanger at the end is amazing.
The action is fast and explosive, the book never becoming slow or dull; and the characters have a real sense of personality.
I haven't. The narration was great, though the voices for the female characters were a little annoying at first.
Yes. As with all of Mark Dawson's books, I couldn't put it down. Rarely do I finish a book so quickly
Just buy it. You'll be glad you did.
A good storyline only spoiled by the poor voices of the females in the story.
I like being read to, and the narrater is just right for this
Isabella. She was more mature than her 15 years, but you can see the personality developing for sequels.
Near the end when Isabella had to do as commanded and agreed
Yes, kept listening at every opportunity
I previously read the Beatrix Rose Hong Kong story, which I couldn't stop listening to, and this is similar but with a different sense regarding location, culture, etc. The only thing I was a little disappointed with, was the Spook - that didn't feel quite right.
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