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, irrepressible 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 toward a higher form... and that perhaps somewhere in the cosmos man has already become, well, something like an angel.
Not that Sean Desmondówith 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 particularóreally 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 CIA, the KGB, a number of deadly serious assassins, and one gorgeous, unex-plainable "angel."« less