Angels in the Gloom

By Anne Perry
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345456571, 337pp.)

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

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Description
With this latest entry in a bestselling series that evokes all the passion and heroism of history's most heartbreaking conflict-the war that was meant to end all wars-Anne Perry adds new luster to her worldwide reputation.
Angels in the Gloom is an intense saga of love, hate, obsession, and murder that features an honorable English family-brothers Joseph and Matthew Reavley and their sisters, Judith and Hannah.
In March 1916, Joseph, a chaplain at the front, and Judith, an ambulance driver, are fighting not only the Germans but the bitter cold and the appalling casualties at Ypres. Scarcely less at risk, Matthew, an officer in England's Secret Intelligence Service, fights the war covertly from London. Only Hannah, living with her children in the family home in tranquil Cambridgeshire, seems safe.
Appearances, however, are deceiving. By the time Joseph returns home to Cambridgeshire, rumors of spies and traitors are rampant. And when the savagely brutalized body of a weapons scientist is discovered in a village byway, the fear that haunts the battlefields settles over the town-along with the shadow of the obsessed ideologue who murdered the Reavleys' parents on the eve of the war. Once again, this icy, anonymous powerbroker, the Peacemaker, is plotting to kill.
Perry's kaleidoscopic new novel illuminates an entire world, from the hell of the trenches to the London nightclub where a beautiful Irish spy plies her trade; from the sequestered laboratory where a weapon that can end the war is being perfected to the matchless glory of the English countryside in spring. Steeped in history and radiant with truth, Angels in the Gloom is a masterpiece that warms the heart even as it chills the blood.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, and one featuring Inspector William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around WWI and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen On The Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime.' She now lives in LA.


Praise For Angels in the Gloom

PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY

Shoulder the Sky

“An entertaining, suspenseful thriller . . . Perry is a skillful purveyor of popular fiction.”
–The Washington Post

“Perry’s bent for action and suspense greatly enlivens the story. . . . She is a careful researcher and adept storyteller. But those talents have taken a quantum leap with the World War I series.”
–The Star-Ledger

“Excellent . . . [Perry] does a superb job.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

No Graves As Yet

“Perry’s melancholy evocation of the ‘eternal afternoon’ that would soon turn to night all over England is lovely.”
–The New York Times Book Review

“[A] beautifully constructed book, the start of a new series of five novels about England’s favorite obsession, World War I.”
–Chicago Tribune

“Suspenseful, often heartbreaking and riveting . . . This is Perry’s probing, brooding landscape of the soul, which she masters and makes her own.”
–Providence Journal

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