Angel Fire Author:Andrew M. Greeley Someone to watch over me? Sean Seamus Desmond, newly announced Nobel Prize winner, relished 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 ... more »and dramatically has just saved his life.
Chicago's impish, impressionable biology professor Sean Desmond, proudly Irish-American and a constant trial to his conservative academic friends, hasn't a notion who this woman is, or why two hit men have just tried to kill him. He suspects that it's somehow tied to his decision to step on some toes when he gives his Nobel acceptance speech. For Sean plans to imply that his prize-winning discovery proves that man is on his evolutionary way to a higher form... and that perhaps somewhere in the cosmos man has already become, well, something like an angel.
Not that Sean Desmond -- with his failed marriage to "Moanin" Mona, who left him and their two daughters "to find herself," his existential unease about life in general, and his failure in intimate relationships in particlar -- really believes in angels, or God, for that matter. But Sean's speculations about a higher race seem to have offended some very important people indeed: the CIS, the KGB, a number of deadly serious assasins, and one gorgous, unexplainable "angel."
Voluptous and exquisitely dressed, the sexy silver-haired 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 into a Europe still haunted by specters of pure evil, 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 Sean Desmond as a man too long afraid of the 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 fantastic characters we love, cherish, and never forget.« less