The Watchers: The Angelus Trilogy

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Penguin, May 29, 2012 - Fiction - 784 pages
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Every hour, childlike Marc Rochat circles the Lausanne cathedral as the watchmen have done for centuries. Then one day a beautiful woman draws him out of the shadows—the angel his mother once promised him would come.

But Katherine Taylor is no angel. She’s one of the toughest and most resourceful call girls in Lausanne. Until something unnatural seething beneath a new client’s request sends her fleeing to the sanctuary of an unlikely protector.

Into their refuge comes Jay Harper. The private detective has awakened in Lausanne with no memory of how he got there—and only one thing driving him forward: a series of unsettling murders he feels compelled to solve.

Pray for the three strangers. They have something in common they can’t begin to imagine.

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User Review  - thejohnsmith - LibraryThing

A well written noir featuring angels, an apocryphal gospel and a struggle for the future of humankind – what could be better! This is a well written tale with strong characters caught up in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - sj2b - LibraryThing

Narration is in the third person via Marc Rochat, Katherine Taylor and Jay Harper. The first book in a trilogy but could be stand alone. The sequels are Angel City and The Way of Sorrows. The Watchers ... Read full review

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Jon Steele is an award-winning journalist based in Europe. Born in Spokane, Washington, he eventually moved to London to work as a cameraman for Independent Television News. After a twenty-year career there, he wrote the critically acclaimed War Junkie, a memoir about his reporting in military zones in seventy-eight countries across six continents. He has also shot, written, and directed a number of major documentaries, including The Baker Boys: Inside the Surge, an inside look at an American combat unit in Iraq. The Watchers is Steele’s first novel. He now lives in Switzerland.

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