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The Angel (Boston Police/FBI #2)

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Inside an ancient ruin, Keira discovers the mythic stone angel she seeks--but also senses a malevolent presence...just before the ruins collapse around her.
Search-and-rescue veteran Simon Cahill finds Keira in the rubble just as she's about to free herself. Simon holds no stock in myths or magic, so he isn't surprised that there's no trace of her stone angel.
But there is
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ebook, 358 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by MIRA (first published April 29th 2008)
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Lorrie
Jul 22, 2009 Lorrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Many reader reviews on Amazon are saying that this is her best book yet. I guess that means that I don't have to read any of her others.

This book was interesting and had potential but many of the main issues in the book never got connected and the characters were very transparent. Unless you're a fan of hers, skip it.
Nicole
Jun 27, 2009 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
The Angel by Carla Neggers is the latest in a loosely connected series of romantic suspense novels, which I would venture to say are mostly twisty murder mysteries and very little romance. Themes of The Angel revolve around the existence of evil, deliberate mischief and an elusive Celtic stone angel. This is a story of good and evil, love and anguish knotted together with secrets and lies.

Detective Abigail Browning from The Widow is a main character in the story. The other main character is Keir
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Miriam
Jul 24, 2008 Miriam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: timid suspense fans
This was my first book by Neggers and I was completely underwhelmed, so unless someone writes to tell me her other books are much better I doubt I'll try her again. The plot never really came together and the implicit supernatural element was neither present nor needed. The characters weren't quite 2-dimensional, but they were pretty derivitive and unconvincing. They repeatedly acted as if things that seemed normal to me were outrageous ("You went for a walk by yourself in the Irish countryside! ...more
fleurette
It was rather an average book. A bit boring, a bit predictable, with a suspense part that was lacking in innovation and unmemorable romance part. Plus a strange magic(?) motive.

This is not my first book by Carla Neggers. I have already read the first book in this series and quite enjoyed it. I even gave it 4 stars.
The second book was definitely worse.

I was unlucky with my last few books, they were likely to contain either a love at first sight either insta love motive. I strongly dislike both.
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Cornerofmadness
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Jennifer
THE ANGEL wasn't really that good of a read. The characters just weren't that interesting, and Bob really got on my nerves. Also, there was a lot of overreacting to things that just weren't a big deal. Not to mention the fact that the storyline didn't seem to come together very well, and there were some things that were not really explained well or were not explained at all. Plus, the reveal of the killer was anticlimactic.
Lara
Jan 12, 2009 Lara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: carla-neggers
This is book was ok. I liked the story. I liked the characters. But it was too all over the place for me. I couldn't remember the characters names. I couldn't remember who was connected to who or why it mattered.
Marti
Aug 18, 2009 Marti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought would be a really good story but it was draggy and I found the switching from one location to another to be most annoying. I also do not care for the way she writes. I couldn't wait to finish it!
Patti
Dec 09, 2011 Patti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sort of a boring book. Not much plot and the characters were just very uninteresting.
Laura Marquardt
Just not very believable, I struggled to get through the entire thing. The characters were shallow and there were too many instances of overreaction for it to be a compelling read.
Janell
Apr 06, 2011 Janell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This really had one of the most convoluted and ridiculous mystery plots I've read in a long time. (sigh) Plus, the characters were really not that interesting. Just Ok.
Bob
Mar 09, 2012 Bob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really like Ms. Neggers books. However, the guy in this one is such a total jerk, I could hardly get through it. Ended up skipping large chunks.
Barbara
Mar 07, 2017 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, romance. Read book one so had to read book two.
Loves To Dive
Mar 29, 2011 Loves To Dive rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keira Sullivan makes a living doing what she loves; she illustrates classic poems and folklore. Just before she is off on a 6 week trip to Ireland, she has to attend a reception and silent auction in Boston where some of her artwork will be displayed to benefit the Boston-Clark folklore project. On her way to the benefit after visiting her reclusive mother she stumbles upon a seemingly random suicide of a man in a park not far from the reception. As she reaches the auction, she is a bit rattled ...more
Theresa Hurley
Sep 20, 2016 Theresa Hurley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story! Really enjoyed this one! Loved Keira and Simon!
Laura
3 1/4 - 3 1/2 stars

The Angel connects to The Widow through characters Abigail Browning and Bob O'Reilly. There is no need to have read the previous book, although it does explain the relationships between some of the characters.

Keira Sullivan, Bob O'Reilly's niece, is on her way to Ireland to research an old Irish tale told by an old neighbor of her uncle and mother. The night before she is to leave, a man mysteriously drowns in less than 2 feet of water. It appears accidental, but to Detective
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Pattianne
The Angel - Boston P.D./FBI #2 (Keira and Simon) - seaqrch and rescue where they find and loose the angel and almost their lives.

On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she's certain she's discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence.... Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collap
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Ursula Gorman
Jun 03, 2010 Ursula Gorman rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Nancy
Jun 27, 2014 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story line, great characters. Exciting, suspenseful.

On a remote stretch of the rugged coast of Ireland, folklorist and illustrator Keira Sullivan pursues the mysterious Irish legend of an ancient Celtic stone angel. As she searches an isolated ruin, she's certain she's discovered the mythic angel, but before she can examine her find, she senses a malevolent presence.... Is someone in there with her? Then the ruin collapses, trapping her.Keira's uncle, a Boston homicide detective, enlists
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Coleen Malacapo
Sep 15, 2016 Coleen Malacapo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mackenzie
Jul 08, 2009 Mackenzie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2009
This is the companion novel to The Widow. I enjoyed The Widow a lot and was expecting The Angel to be as good if not better. Well, I was surprised, but not in a good way at all.

The plot was mediocre at best. In the beginning, I thought it was a paranormal type book, faires, angels and devils and whatnot. Well, it wasn't - it was a romantic suspense. The whole fairy tale about the three monks and the fairies looking for the stone angel jumped in and out of the story. In certain points it was all
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Anita
I have read almost all of Carla Neggers books and have found her to have some really strange plots and characters. The plots twist and make no sense at times and the villain often ends up being a secondary character who is just plain crazy. I really don't know why I continue reading her.

The Angel is the second in the series and has the same flaws her other books do, but it is a passable good plot with interesting characters who have interlocking personal relationships. Patsy, whose daughter was
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Linda C
Keira Sullivan, folklorist and illustrator, plans a trip to Ireland to research a legend involving a stone Angel and to create illustrations to go with the publication of the story. Before she leaves a man mysteriously drowns in a shallow pond near her art exhibit and shortly after arriving in Ireland she is trapped in a ruined hut when it collapses around her. Are these things connected. Abby and Owen from book 1 of the series, become involved when Abby, a police detective begins questioning th ...more
Sheri Duhé
Nov 14, 2009 Sheri Duhé is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far I am not thrilled. It is against my principles to quit a book before finishing, but I am tempted with this one.

A major point made in the story is that Keira shouldn't have been walking alone in the Irish countryside. No wonder she got trapped in an old cottage ruin! LOL I really can't get past that. She takes one walk in Ireland and needs a search and rescue man to come and save her. Maybe indoor types could buy it, but being an outdoors person who has very often walked in the woods alon
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Bob
Dec 31, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in Boston and Ireland, this suspense novel follows members of several Irish families and their interaction with Keria Sullivan, a collector or Irish folk tales and Illustrator of books. When Keria sees a man dead in the lagoon of Boston Public Garden on her way to a showing of art, hers included the story begins and gets more intense as she is trapped in a collapsing ruin in Ireland where she has gone to paint and collect stories as will as look for a mysterious angel mentioned in a story to ...more
Chana
It hardly made sense! It had all the right ingredients, but mixed up, out of order and dead ending into.....what? I kept thinking it was going to pull together but it never did. The bad guy was so scary and then he runs off like a scared rabbit at the shake of a stick. What were the connections between the incidents in Ireland? Who was Keira's father? Is it just me who doesn't know? Who is the guy who keeps walking out of the mist? Was that disappearing and reappearing angel statue a Wal-Mart pr ...more
Ryan
Feb 04, 2014 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did like this story but I got off to a rough start. That was entirely my fault since I read book one in this series and Whiskey beach by Nora Roberts back to back and got my story lines mixed up. Simon is just another volunteer for Fast Rescue. Or so many think. Kiera is not just another artist who likes to illustrate fairies either. But she is the type who has trouble follower her.

It took a bit to build into this story. Based on the description I thought it would launch right into a rescue,
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Jessi
Keira Sullivan is an artist who specializes in Irish folk tales. She's gone back to her family's neighborhood and has heard the story of a magical angel guarded by three brothers. The story is told by a woman whose daughter was killed in a horrific accident thirty years ago that is still resonating today.
Simon Cahill ostensibly volunteers for a worldwide search-and-rescue organization but it covers more serious work that he does. When he crosses paths with Keira, he is immediately attracted to h
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Cas H.
Aug 02, 2013 Cas H. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Angel, written by Carla Neggers is a really well written book. One sentence flows into the next and before you know it, you're done with the book. Keira Sullivan is investigating an old Irish tale of 3 brothers who find a stone Angel. While out looking into this myth, she gets trapped in a hut and Simon Kayhill is sent to rescue her. What she does not realize is that she is in way over her head, and someone helped trapped her in the cottage and wants to kill her, and her family. The next boo ...more
Sherrie
I really enjoyed reading this book. The location of Ireland is one of my favorites. This book is all about an ancient Stone Angel and an Irish Folk story. Keira is off to Ireland to search out the story told to her. Is the Stone Angel real or someone's story? Keira is about to find out. But along the way she is ambushed and has to be saved. That's where Simon comes in. Keira and Simon head back home and run into trouble there. The killer is after Keira and her mother. And of course the Stone An ...more
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Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breatht ...more
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