The Angel Maker

The Angel Maker

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At The Shelter, no one judges the runaway teens who come in off the rainy Seattle streets. Volunteers, like police psychologist Daphne Matthews, want only to rescue and rebuild lives. Being a cop, Daphne thinks she's seen it all. But, as best-selling author Ridley Pearson's edge-of-the-seat thriller opens, what she encounters in a sixteen-year-old girl chills her in a way she thought a case no longer could. Daphne turns for help to the best cop she knows, a man with creative instincts and an appreciation for forensic lab techniques—Lou Boldt. Boldt isn't a cop anymore; he's playing jazz piano in a downtown club and doing his best to forget the past. When Daphne puts her evidence on the table, Boldt is hooked.

By all appearances someone is illegally harvesting human organs for transplant. Soon the two cops—and former lovers—are drawn into the dark vortex of a high-tech, highly profitable underground industry—and into the mind of its founder, a doctor gone very, very bad...a man who began by trying to save patients unable to get donor organs through legitimate channels...a healer who let ambition, or something more sinister, turn him into a killer. The case gets personal when Daphne's friend and fellow Shelter volunteer Sharon Shaffer is abducted, and evidence left behind indicates she's about to become the killer's next organ donor. Daphne and Boldt have only days, hours, minutes to save Sharon from a killer about to make one final, unforgettable contribution to humankind. Meanwhile a woman caught in a nightmare of captivity rattles the bars of a secret makeshift prison, too far from civilization for anyone to hear her scream.

Written with a researched realism so convincing that the story could have come from today's headlines, Ridley Pearson's The Angel Maker will hold the reader spellbound as it explores the passion to create life, and the power to destroy it—a novel so shattering, so bizarre, so terrifying that it raises the specter of a future humanity where the question of who will live depends on who must die to ensure it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501282812
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Series: Boldt and Matthews Series , #2
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Whether it's crime thrillers for adults or adventure stories for young readers, bestselling author Ridley Pearson brings imagination, suspense, and an impeccable eye for detail to all his award-winning fiction. His books for adults include the Risk Agent series, featuring security operative John Knox and former Chinese spy Grace Chu, and other standalone novels like Cut and Run. For children, Pearson's most popular series are the fantasy-adventure Disney's Kingdom Keeper books and spin-off titles. With humorist and friend Dave Barry, he has co-written a prequel series to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatchers; the first of the series was made into the musical play, Peter and the Starcatcher.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York


Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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The Angel Maker (Boldt and Matthews Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book like most of Ridley Pearson's books was just plain great. Full of suspense and a bit of intrigue. I just like his writing style more and more each book I read. I was moved a few times which rarely happens to me while reading a book. I experienced sadness, worry and actually was scared at one point. Terrific. Its brilliant how the writer can twist your thoughts and how you feel. I think its a true talent. A gift Pearson has... A great read in my opinion. 5 of 5
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Ridley Pearson thru Parallel Lies, which I thought was fantastic. I also read Art of Deception as well as No Witness and Blood of the Albatross, which were also great reads, but this book is the best yet. His story is compelling and horrifying. It took me about a day to run thru this book, and wish it never ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't put it down!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I read this book it kept me enthralled i couldn't put it down. Every fact they discovered through the forensic procedures to the basic spine tingling chills were total and complete entrapment. It inspired me to read several other pearson books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So well written one can SEE the story. But can't put the book down. I can hear the barking of the beasts.
gwnsad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anything you read from Mr. Pearson is great and this is no exception.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a dog lover,this was a rough book to read, especially with all that's going on with 'killer' Michael Vick presently. And, whom I'm afraid will get off with just a slap on the wrist. Oh how I hope I'm wrong about that. I'd like to see him fed to the fighting dogs he mistreated. 'There are 9 books in the Lou Bolt/Daphne Matthews series amd they should be read in order of publication to watch the characters grow.'