Something More Than Night

Tor. Dec. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780765334329. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466810204. FANTASY
Someone has murdered the archangel Gabriel, and his Jericho trumpet, an artifact with the power to create or destroy worlds, is missing, leaving heaven in chaos. The semifallen angel Bayliss, whose outlook on the world is patterned on his favorite literary character, Raymond Chandler's noir detective, Philip Marlowe, chooses a human to replace Gabriel and restore the balance of heaven, but his plans go awry, and a young woman dies, becoming a reluctant and, therefore, dangerous addition to the forces of heaven.
VERDICT The author of the Milkweed series (Bitter Seeds; The Coldest War; Necessary Evil) delivers a stand-alone tale of treachery in heaven and redemption on Earth. Dry humor and a beautiful homage to Chandler make this cosmic noir story a satisfying read for both fantasy and paranormal mystery fans.
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