Angel Baby: A Novel

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Little, Brown, May 14, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
36 Reviews
A woman goes on the run in this intense and cinematic thriller by an award-winning writer.
To escape the awful life she has descended into, Luz plans carefully. She takes only the clothes on her back, a Colt .45, and all the money in her husband's safe. The corpses in the hallway weren't part of her plan.

Luz needs to find the daughter she left behind years earlier, but she knows she may die trying. Her husband is El Principe, a key player in a high-powered drug cartel, a business he runs with the same violence he has used to keep Luz his perfect, obedient wife.

With the pace and relentless force of a Scorsese film, ANGEL BABY is the newest masterpiece from one of the most ambitious and talented crime novelists at work today.

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It all winds up in a huge climactic ending. - Goodreads
Some of the plot was a bit convenient. - Goodreads
... so nice to see a book that's so well researched! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Donna Taormina - Goodreads

This book was expertly paced, never got bogged down in side plots or unnecessary detail, characters well drawn. Except the main villain, El Principe the Mexican drug dealer was kind of the cartoonish ... Read full review

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User Review  - L. - Goodreads

Luz is trying to get out of Mexico, away from her abusive narco husband and back to California to get her 4 year old daughter. In her escape attempt, she killed the housekeeper and stole money from ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Richard Lange is the author of the story collection Dead Boys, which received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the novel This Wicked World. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and 2011. He lives in Los Angeles.

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