Death Angel

Death Angel

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A striking beauty with a taste for diamonds and dangerous men, Drea Rousseau was more than content to be arm candy for Rafael Salinas, a notorious crime lord who deals with betrayal through quick and treacherous means: a bullet to the back of the head, a blade across the neck, an incendiary device beneath a car. Now eager to break with Rafael, Drea makes a fateful decision and a desperate move, stealing a mountain of cash from the malicious killer. After all, an escape needs to be financed. Though Drea runs, Salinas knows she can't hide -- and he dispatches a cold-blooded assassin in hot pursuit, resulting in a tragic turn of events. Or does it? Left for dead, Drea miraculously returns to the realm of the living a changed woman. She's no longer shallow and selfish, no longer steals or cheats or sells herself short. But in order to feel safe she will need to take down those who marked her for death.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780345486547
0345486544
9780345486554
Call Number: HOWARD
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Informers -- Fiction.
Assassins -- Fiction.

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wilqser
Jan 24, 2015

On my list - This is a novel of psychological suspense and romance. About a woman with repressed feelings of inadequacy who is involved with a drug trafficker and the stranger she meets when her "drug lord boyfriend" enlists the services of a hitman to do away with one of his rivals. They become oddly attracted to each other - the hitman - but are limited by the job that he does. The book gets really going when she decides she has had enough of that life and decides to break away. The romance is steamy at times but appropriate. Nothing spectular here but the writing is splendid.

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gem24
Mar 09, 2013

So different so not what I expected so so good!! Loved this book but then again I always love anything Ms Howard writes.

booklady1 Dec 08, 2012

I totally love this book! one of Howard best. well written..OMG! the 5 hour sex scene was soooo hot! you need a cold glass of water close to you when you read that part. with the characters and the story line made this book different from all her other books.

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20KBT10
Oct 06, 2010

A book about redemption, turning your life around, and how one person can make a difference. I liked it. A different kind of book because the main characters aren’t exactly “lily-white”. They’ve made plenty of bad decisions…but that’s what the book is all about. Andrea is spunky, Simon is scary, and sparks fly. Fun to read, with deep moments here and there.

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Eclectic1
Mar 10, 2010

Four stars is probably a bit high for Linda Howard's newest but three and a half is too low. What am I trying to say? Howard threw everything including the kitchen sink into this book but I still found it enthralling enough to skip household chores to finish it.
What was wrong with it? Well....... an Amazon reviewer nails it:
"...Drea Rousseau has been the mistress of a drug lord, Rafael, for almost 2 years. She sits and paints her nails, shops and in general, acts like the stupidest woman in the world. Simon Goodnight is a hit man that is occasionally hired to kill people by Rafael. All 3 main characters are pretty dark with little redeeming qualities. At the beginning of the book Simon is asked to make a high profile hit by Rafael. Simon tells Rafael it's a little risky, so as a bonus he wants to sleep with Drea. Rafael casually agrees and leaves the apartment for 5 hours, so that Simon can collect his bonus. What follows is one of the few sex scenes in the entire book, but it is an essential one, because the entire book's plot rests on it. And what a scene it is! You should be required to read the book with pot holders. Anyway, after Simon leaves, Drea is completely and totally furious and decides it's time to show Rafael the woman he has REALLY been living with for two years. Drea proceeds to rob Rafael of 2,100,000 dollars plus jewelry and almost gets away until Rafael hires Simon to find her and kill her. The whole thing is just great.

The first half of this book is a romantic, sexy suspense, and what a book it is. I was absolutely and totally in love with both Simon and Drea. They were crooked, callous and unapologetically bad. It was great. The problem with the book was the second half. We went from realistic suspense to a romantic fantasy on page 162. From that point on the author brought in supernatural details, visions, psychic powers and in general, redeemed both characters and totally whitewashed them to bring about the ending. I absolutely hated it (and I am normally a huge fan of paranormal romances). These two were so absolutely different from any other characters and their motivations were so priceless, that changing them was like destroying a work of art. If Linda Howard was my neighbor, I would have been banging on her door at 3:00 a.m. last night to tell her how great the first half of her new book was and how bad she took a truly excellent, excellent book and screwed it up in the 2nd half. (Only half joking.)..."

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mopsey
Aug 26, 2008

well written, hard to put down. not sure tho if i like Drea falling in love with the ultimate bad boy (an assassin).

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20KBT10
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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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p. 205

“I’m not brain-damaged,” she charged irritably. “It’s all your fault. I’m just drugged enough that I can’t think, but not drugged enough that it stops me from hurting. Have you ever stopped to think how it feels, having your chest sawed open and pulled apart and your heart manhandled? Huh? I have staples in me. I feel like a legal file or something, I have so many staples in me. You could build a house with my staples. And what do you do? You cut down on my painkillers. You should be ashamed of yourself.”

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