Angel Fire

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Someone to watch over me? Sean Seamus Desmond, newly-announced Nobel Prize winner, relishes the unknowns of science, but a real-life mystery of love and passion. . . in the form of a beautiful woman who says she's his guardian angel? Impossible. Yet there in his New York hotel room is an enchanting creature named Gabriella Light, who inexplicably and dramatically has just saved his life.

Voluptuous and exquisitely dressed, sexy Gabriella, angel or not, is determined to keep him alive as a terrifying web of intrigue closes around him. Pursued by a very real and present danger, Sean Desmond will question his own sanity and his deepest beliefs, as he experiences what cannot be rationalized away as anything other than a powerful, radiant, and transcendent love. . . one that will test him as a man too long afraid of human and divine fires within himself!

A wonderful, electrifying novel, Angel Fire, will delight readers with the storytelling magic that Andrew Greeley does best. Again he has created a tale rich with suspense, breathless entertainment, compelling ideas--and fascinating charaters we love, cherish, and never forget.



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The prolific Fr. Greeley continues his apostolate in this transparent and often trite fantasy novel. The story deals with Professor Sean Seamus Desmond, biologist at the University of Cook County, his ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
26
CHAPTER 4
32
CHAPTER 5
35
CHAPTER 6
42
CHAPTER 7
55
CHAPTER 8
69
CHAPTER 22
218
CHAPTER 23
229
CHAPTER 24
234
CHAPTER 25
239
CHAPTER 26
246
CHAPTER 27
252
CHAPTER 28
267
CHAPTER 29
279

CHAPTER 9
85
CHAPTER 10
98
CHAPTER 11
113
CHAPTER 12
123
CHAPTER 13
138
CHAPTER 14
144
CHAPTER 15
157
CHAPTER 16
164
CHAPTER 17
170
CHAPTER 18
172
CHAPTER 19
180
CHAPTER 20
196
CHAPTER 21
204
CHAPTER 30
286
CHAPTER 31
292
CHAPTER 32
297
CHAPTER 33
304
CHAPTER 34
312
CHAPTER 35
316
CHAPTER 36
322
CHAPTER 37
325
CHAPTER 38
339
CHAPTER 39
348
More About Angels
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Priest, sociologist, author and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley built an international assemblage of devout fans over a career spanning five decades. His books include the Bishop Blackie Ryan novels, including The Archbishop in Andalusia, the Nuala Anne McGrail novels, including Irish Tweed, and The Cardinal Virtues. He was the author of over 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction, and his writing has been translated into 12 languages.

Father Greeley was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. In addition to scholarly studies and popular fiction, for many years he penned a weekly column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers. He was also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America and Commonweal, and was interviewed regularly on national radio and television. He authored hundreds of articles on sociological topics, ranging from school desegregation to elder sex to politics and the environment.

Throughout his priesthood, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to evolving concerns of Catholics everywhere. His clear writing style, consistent themes and celebrity stature made him a leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

In 1986, Father Greeley established a $1 million Catholic Inner-City School Fund, providing scholarships and financial support to schools in the Chicago Archdiocese with a minority student body of more than 50 percent. In 1984, he contributed a $1 million endowment to establish a chair in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago. He also funded an annual lecture series, "The Church in Society," at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, from which he received his S.T.L. in 1954.

Father Greeley received many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland at Galway, the University of Arizona and Bard College. A Chicago native, he earned his M.A. in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Chicago.
Father Greeley was a penetrating student of popular culture, deeply engaged with the world around him, and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, cheering for the Bulls, Bears and the Cubs. Born in 1928, he died in May 2013 at the age of 85.

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