Book Reviews of Angel Fire

Angel Fire
Angel Fire
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
ISBN-13: 9785552240135
ISBN-10: 5552240138
Publication Date: 7/1988
Pages: 354
Rating:
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
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2.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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From Library Journal: The story deals with Professor Sean Seamus Desmond, biologist at the University of Cook County, his trip to Stockholm to accept a Nobel Prize, and his alternate brushes with death and a beautiful angel. For reasons unknown to him, Desmond is targeted by numerous thugs intent on liquidating him. He is repeatedly rescued by the beautiful Gabriella Light who has extraordinary (angelic) powers.
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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 and dramatically has just saved his life.
Voluptuous and exquisitely dressed, sexy Gabriella, angel or not, is determined to keep him alive as a terrifying web of intrique closes around him. Pursued by a very real and present danger, 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 him as a man too long afraid of the human and divine fires within himself!
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Greeley (Lord of the Dance) has now written a murky "romantic mystery/fantasy" about a Nobel laureate who is astounded when a lissome guardian angel in couture garb comes to earth to protect him. Sean Desmond, a theoretical biologist, hasn't been luckyhis wife left him to go into "femtherapy" and then remarried. Professionally, Sean achieves glory by observing "sudden evolutionary leaps" in fruit flies, resulting in a new breed of hardy "superflies." In New York, which he visits en route to claiming the Nobel in Stockholm, gunmen nearly kill him before the angel Gabriella intervenes, posing as Sean's assistant. Greeley explains, somewhat ambiguously, that the assailants want to produce supermen and see Sean as an obstacle. Among his other foes are members of Project Archangel, a private English company trying to accelerate evolution for sinister purposes. Sean, predictably, adores Gabriella, and Greeley includes several endearing scenes between this unlikely twosome.
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Greeley (Lord of the Dance) has now written a murky "romantic mystery/fantasy" about a Nobel laureate who is astounded when a lissome guardian angel in couture garb comes to earth to protect him. Sean Desmond, a theoretical biologist, hasn't been luckyhis wife left him to go into "femtherapy" and then remarried. Professionally, Sean achieves glory by observing "sudden evolutionary leaps" in fruit flies, resulting in a new breed of hardy "superflies." In New York, which he visits en route to claiming the Nobel in Stockholm, gunmen nearly kill him before the angel Gabriella intervenes, posing as Sean's assistant. Greeley explains, somewhat ambiguously, that the assailants want to produce supermen and see Sean as an obstacle. Among his other foes are members of Project Archangel, a private English company trying to accelerate evolution for sinister purposes. Sean, predictably, adores Gabriella, and Greeley includes several endearing scenes between this unlikely twosome. Unfortunately, he also clutters the story with less engaging topics, such as the theory that angels are a species superior to humans in the evolutionary process.
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Someone to watch over me? Sean Seamus Desmond, newly-announced Nobel Prize winner, relishes 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 and dramatically has just saved his life.

Voluptuous and exquisitely dressed, sexy 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, 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 him as a man too long afraid of human and divine fires within himself!
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I started reading the book and found it mildly interesting. It didn't grab me, though. I don't think I'll finish it.
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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 and dramatically has just saved his life.