The Lost Angel: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 4, 2011 - Fiction - 413 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankinds most ancient desireand 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.


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Great read, real page turner! - Goodreads
Such an excellent premise with the fallen angels. - Goodreads
The plot was far-fetched, but I loved every bit of it. - Goodreads
They alternated among the characters' story lines. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stacie (MagicOfBooks) - Goodreads

This was a rather strange book for me, and I'm still trying to figure out why exactly. I love mystery/thrillers. Especially if they have a bit of a supernatural twist to them. The basic plot of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - J - Goodreads

BEWARE OF SPOILERS. I DON'T HIDE OR PROMOTE MY REVIEWS. EXERCISE SOME SELF CONTROL. I usually have no truck with book-jacket blurbs written by other authors who've read the book in question. Generally ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Málaga.

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