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If Angels Fall
     

If Angels Fall

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by Rick Mofina
 

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Book 1 of the Tom Reed series was a finalist for the 2001 Arthur Ellis Award for BEST FIRST NOVEL presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.

Tom Reed is a crime reporter with The San Francisco Star, whose superb journalistic skills earned him a Pulitzer nomination. But years later Reed’s life is coming apart. His editor wants him fired. His wife has left

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Book 1 of the Tom Reed series was a finalist for the 2001 Arthur Ellis Award for BEST FIRST NOVEL presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.

Tom Reed is a crime reporter with The San Francisco Star, whose superb journalistic skills earned him a Pulitzer nomination. But years later Reed’s life is coming apart. His editor wants him fired. His wife has left him to wrestle with his demons. Alone, Reed is tormented by the fear he may have caused the suicide of an innocent man suspected of murdering a two-year-old girl.

Reed’s friend on the case is legendary San Francisco Homicide Inspector, Walt Sydowski, who has one of California’s highest clearance rates. He is also a lonely widower haunted by the fact he cannot solve the girl's heartbreaking death.

Both men grapple with the past while they race the clock to learn the truth behind a several new abductions that have anguished the Bay Area, in this acclaimed thriller set in the late 1990s.

About the author:

Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers.

The International Thriller Writers, The Private Eye Writers of America and The Crime Writers of Canada have Rick Mofina's books as being among the best in the world. His titles have been published in some 20 countries and have been praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.

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USA Today
In his chilling debut, Rick Mofina delivers a psychological thrill in the bestselling tradition of Jonathan Kellerman and Mary Higgins Clark.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045076432
Publisher:
Rick Mofina
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Series:
Tom Reed , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
94,850
File size:
774 KB

Meet the Author

Rick Mofina is a former journalist and an award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas. He has covered a horrific serial-killing case in California and an armored car-heist in Las Vegas, flown over Los Angeles with the LAPD Air Support Division and gone on patrol with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He has reported from the Caribbean, Africa and Kuwait’s border with Iraq. Rick’s true-crime articles have appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest and Penthouse while his thrillers have been published in 19 countries and praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Sandra Brown, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, Peter Robinson, Allison Brennan, David Morrell, Linwood Barclay and Kay Hooper. Rick is a two-time winner of The Arthur Ellis Award and the International Thriller Writers, Private Eye Writers of America and The Crime Writers of Canada have listed his crime fiction as being among the very best in the genre.

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If Angels Fall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I picked it up three days ago and couldn¿t put it down. It¿s a wonderful potboiler about a kidnapper of kids in San Francisco and the clock-is-ticking attempts by homicide detectives and a crime reporter to catch the bad guy before he strikes again. From the very first chapter, the story is full of fast-paced, plot-driven suspense and some very well drawn characters, particularly Tom Reed, the cop reporter and Walt Sydowski, the veteran homicide cop. The author has an excellent grasp of newsrooms and police investigative techniques, and uses the S.F. setting to great effect. It¿s a first novel, and a good one. Couldn¿t
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read from begining to end
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting mystery that holds your attention. I would recommend highly if you love crime fiction.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mofina does a great job in developing his California characters, in his introductory novel, If Angels Fall. The book will keep you on your toes because the story combines all pieces of the puzzle into a flawless ending. However, No Way Back his third paperback is a much better read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book from the first sentence. It pulls you right into the story line. It is a page turner. The story twists and turns, and takes you to the unexpected. I couldn't put it down. Rick Mofina out did himself for his first novel. 'If Angels Fall' is still my favorite novel.I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fantastic suspence thriller and fast paced reading.The absolute BEST!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Apparently this is the first book by Author Mofina? WOW! A 'BULLSEYE' on his first try! This classic crime-thriller is a book about a parents worst nightmare... the kidnapping of a child. Mofina's story of the police investigation that follows is fascinating. I highly recommend this one!! And, waiting for ANOTHER.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
This will keep you up late at nite. A real page turner! Read this in two days...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I AM 16 YEARS OLD AND FOR MY ENGLISH CLASS I HAD TO CHOOSE A NOVEL TO READ, AT MY AGE I DON'T SEE ALOT OF TEENAGERS MY AGE READING FOR PLEASURE BUT I THINK THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT ANYONE WOULD ENJOY READING. THIS WAS A BOOK WHERE THE TITLE CAUGHT MY EYE, WHICH MADE ME READ THE BACK, WHICH MADE ME END UP BUYING IT. IT WAS SOMETHING I COULDN'T PUT DOWN, IT MADE ME TURN THE PAGE WITH CURIOSITY. WITH BOOKS LIKE THESE I FEEL IT WOULD MAKE ME WANT TO PICK UP ANOTHER BOOK BY RICK MOFINA. I THINK THIS IS A BOOK ANYONE SHOULD READ, PICK IT UP!!