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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  374 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Kate Malick, a former Carmelite nun turned security professional to the stars, is dedicated to protecting her clients. Celebrities are her specialty, and right now teenage celebutante and slow-motion train wreck Chelsea Brewer is testing Kate’s devotion. A poster child for the pitfalls of childhood fame and fortune, Chelsea is careening past the boundaries of “poor choices ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published August 2012 by Thomas & Mercer
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Denise
2.0 out of 5 stars - Disappointing and unbelievable

I read a lot of books -- usually one every other day -- and I review about half of those titles so I think of myself as a bit of a discriminating reader. I do love suspense thrillers, mysteries, and what I call the psycho killer chiller novel. Although I had high hopes with the premise: a former Carmelite nun is now head of security and protection for movie stars and the like, it ended up disappointing me in many ways. Kate is hired to protect
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
This was a hard, harsh mystery thriller. While it may have featured a female protagonist, it was anything but soft or emotional. This story was all about the action.

I didn’t really like the characters, with the exception of Di Milo and Grange, two of Kate’s employees. They were the only characters with depth, and so felt the most real and deserving of emotion. Kate is not a good girl heroine in any way. She has a dark past and isn’t afraid to use threats or force to get what she wants. I found h
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Dindy
I could just picture a movie of this book with Angeline Jolie in the title role- running through dark buildings, driving wild car chases and facing down the killer in a spooky, abandoned building. Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott is a wild ride indeed.

Kate Malick is an ex-nun who runs a security agency for starts. One of her most troublesome stars is a wunderkind, just out of her teens, whose parents have exploited her talent for all its worth, and who spends her life bouncing from one drug-f
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Tonya
I am a Michael Prescott fan! I have read almost all of his books, and the couple I have not read are in my "to be read" list. So, I like all of his books - but to be fair I like some more than others. This one is somewhere in the middle of the pack. I think he does a good job of interweaving the story and characters to make you think you have it all figured out, but do you?? I like that. He is also a master of the "ah-ha" moment, which literally made me gasp!! I like the premise/plot... but I wa ...more
Kathy Martin
Kate Malick is the owner of Guardian Angels, a security firm that serves high-profile celebrities. One of her more colorful clients is Chelsea Brewer who is a 21-year-old star on the road to self-destruction. When a large bet is placed at a website that takes bets on when celebrities will die and Chelsea is kidnapped that evening, Kate is on the case. Kate is also on the case of the runaway daughter of her secret lover - fading movie star Carson Banning. And to add even more excitement, Kate is ...more
Michelle
This was one of those books I downloaded, and then read weeks later. So, when it came time to read it, I had no idea what I was reading. That can be a good thing. Then there are no early perceptions and misconceptions about what a book will be about, where it will lead, or how good it will be. The mind is more open.
I liked it. I was surprised by it. It was fast and dirty. It pissed me off at times. I mean, really? You separate from the client that you just SAVED from the bad guy, in a neighborho
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Duffy Pearce
Ex-Nun sleuth. Feisty, slutty, trusting? Someone this canny agrees to meet her "boyfriend" for sex in car garages because he's worried about the papparazzi? Entertaining but stupid. I'd go as high as 2.5 but's it's not available. I think this whole thing should have a separate ranking system one for trash and one for life altering fiction. How are you supposed to compare Dick Francis (who I loved in his early days) to Harper Lee or J.D. Salinger?
Nan
This was OK, but nothing special. One nice, unexpected touch at the end. I was disappointed that the main character was not, contrary to the advertising, an ex-Carmelite nun; she belonged to a different order entirely. Probably a small detail to most readers, but I don't appreciate being misled.
linda kellogg
Great reading

this book had interesting characters who showed a different side of life and human nature. It was fast paced and exciting, keeping me up late at night to finish a certain part. Only to find myself already involved in the next scene!
Julie Davis
An Amazon Vine book.

How many ways can we say formulaic, textbook thriller?

Troubled celebrity teen, uncaring parents, stalker who loves violence for its own sake, and so forth. Anyone who has read more than a few thrillers could fill in the blanks from there, except for the unnecessary sadism with which the main villain has been endowed.

The only interesting element was protagonist Kate Malick, a former Carmelite nun, who now has a bodyguard agency. Kate has an ongoing (albeit very occasional) que
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Stephen Campbell
I read this book a year or so ago and LOVED it. I continue to check the authors book list at Amazon hoping this will become a series, but to date it doesn't appear as though it has. Michael, if you're listening. More please!

Amanda
My true rating of this book is more like 3 1/2 stars. I picked this book up for an afternoon read, and before I knew it, several hours had passed, it was dark outside, and I had finished the book. This was the first book I'd read by Michael Prescott, but it won't be the last.

The basic plot is: former nun turned bodyguard for the celebrities is on the case when a teenage star is kidnapped by a psychopath. The bad guy reminded me of some of the similar types found in earlier Dean Koontz novels - s
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Laura Marmion
Riveting suspense, great chacters

Well written. The balance of suspense, action and depth of character development makes this one difficult to put down. Would love to read more about Sister Kate.
Glenn Fichtman
You're book was excellently done. E.enjoyed reading it. I especially like the nun

u certainly seem to understand women and the confusion in their thinking. lol. thank u for sharing it thinking also
Carole Kuentz
Grave of Angels

This was a very good book.A good story and a good read. I liked Kate. She was complicated and her being a x nun added to the story.
Smoochys
Not bad

there were a few too many characters with points of view, but the story was told well and the ending was a little surprising
Lisa Sexton
Slow. Start

For a first time writer characters developed well.would like to read more with main character to see how she grows
aletha elliott
Excellent

Kept me guessing with it's twists and turns . It kept me reading , and unable to predict where it was going next .
Linda Cole
Different

Enjoyed the whole twists and turns different types of heroes kept wondering how it was going to end pretty surprised
Helen Nelson
Great read

Never read this author before. Want to read more of his books. Kept you in suspense throughout the entire book.
Heather Hadfield
fun read

Thrilling with lots of twists and turns until the end. This book was hard to put down and easy to finish
Charles Robinson
Ok Read

I found the main character Kate hard to like and the story was OK. This didn't grip me like Precott's other books. I gave 3 stars because some of the other likable characters.
Francis T. Villante
Heavenly Angels

this book was a real fun read. it had a,little bit of everything,kidnappings, murder,psychos and much more. I would definitely recommend it if your looking for something exciting and fun to read.
Paul
Fast, light story. Not much too it, but exciting fluff. Good commute or vacation read.
Michele bookloverforever
gritty...noirish....interesting lead character...ex nun private security...
Laura Lough
A pretty good little action/ who dun it book.
Wendy Jones
In the blurb it says that this deals with Hollywoods underbelly and it certainly does that. Ex nun Kate Mallick has been hired to protect teenage superstar Chelsea Brewer. Chelsea is hell on legs and protecting her is no mean feat. Then Chelsea is kidnapped and Kate goes on a breathless ride to find her. The action is non stop and the ending a surprise. I really liked this book. The reason I have given it 4 stars rather than 5
is that there are a couple of sexual descriptions which I thought wer
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Kenny
Another great murder mystery thriller. Love Prescott books. Hard to put down. Great characters.
Maggie
Another Prescott good read.

I'm not sure whether I like Kate or Abby more. Prescott writes good heroines and interesting plots. This book had some interesting plot twists to keep the reader interested. I wish he would develop the characters a bit more. The only characters we really get to know here are Kate and the main bad guy Jack.
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Douglas Borton grew up in New Jersey and attended Wesleyan University, then moved to Los Angeles and pursued a career as a screenwriter. After working with several independent producers, he eventually switched to writing novels, a much less stressful occupation. He has published 25 thrillers, starting with horror novels in the 1980s and continui
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