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.
Characters were not gripping and I tended to loos sight of the story and where it was going.
This book had a real feeling of being unfinished. It's an obvious ploy to get you to buy the next book, but there are a couple of storylines running through it which leave you hanging. It's more like the first few chapters of a bigger book. It certainly doesn't stand alone as a book in itself and you're left feeling frustrated that many things haven't been explained, or have any real reasoning. It certainly came as a surprise when the book finished! You're left with more questions than answers. I'm in two minds whether I want to be pulled into what will undoubtedly be a series of books to find out what happened to the main characters like Pope and the angel herself.
What happened to the end of this book ? It's as though the author just got fed up of the book and couldn't think of a finish to the story so just wound it up, not impressed
I personally hated the extra voices, the woman's voice was terrible in some of it but I had to listen to find out about Isabella
I have enjoyed all the John Milton stories. this book tried to bridge the two main characters . leaving the store line hanging is clearly and attempt to encourage the purchase of the next book in the series. I personally like a book to reach a conclusion. it's like finishing a good pint of beer before starting another. it is good etiquette
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the John Milton books
I didn't like the narrator. His female voices were too contrived and his 'tough guy' was not convincing.
I read it on holiday, so long sessions at a time.
The spin off Mark Dawson books are a bit short.
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.
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.
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.
"Furiously Frustratingly BAD IDEA! AWFUL! NO! NO!"
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!
Book was pretty good. Not his best work I did enjoy it. There was no ending at all. Just leaves u hanging.
"Great start to the Isabella Rose series!"
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 up to Mark Dawson's usual great writing"
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 narrator should not do female voices"
The story is OK but the narration is spotty. OK with a male voices but all the females found 12 years old and
"No more hanging endings please"
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 hate cliff hangers"
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.
"Leaves you wanting more!"
Well paced story. At on point, suddenly realized I had stopped what I was working on. Looking forward to the next book!
"The author forgot to finish the story."
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.
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