A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

Thomas E. Sniegoski, Author . Roc $14 (292p) ISBN 978-0-451-46205-3

Tightly focused and deftly handled, this adult debut from YA and comic book author Sniegoski (The Fallen ) covers familiar ground in entertaining new ways. The angel Remiel wanders the Earth in human form as private investigator Remy Chandler, experiencing the mortal life while indulging his fondness for the trappings of noir. When the Angel of Death vanishes, Heaven hires Chandler to find him as well as a missing set of scrolls that could bring about the apocalypse. Sniegoski's choice to frame this high concept with a straight noir detective tale grounds the world for the reader and highlights the mystical elements. Chandler's dog, Marlowe, written with a humorous but heartfelt voice, shows off Chandler's ability to talk to animals and provides some charming comic relief. Fans of urban fantasy and classic detective stories will enjoy this smart and playful story. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 05/01/2008
Mass Market Paperbound - 291 pages - 978-0-451-46259-6
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