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  • Author:
    Philip Kerr
  • ISBN:
    0736646493
  • ISBN13:
    978-0736646499
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  • Publisher:
    Books on Tape, Inc. (August 11, 1999)
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    Thrillers & Suspense
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The Second Angel book. Philip Kerr has been called the British Michael Crichton, and with good reason.

The Second Angel book. July 2069: centennial of the Apollo 11 moon walk. He is an accomplished storyteller who works in diverse genres ranging from historical mystery to noir, and in works like The Grid and The Second Angel he creates thought-provoking scientific thrillers with a fast-paced, cinematic feel.

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, was educated in England and became a full time writer in 1989. Although "The Second Angel" is essentially about a bank heist, it's probably more of a science-fiction book than a thriller

Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, was educated in England and became a full time writer in 1989. In 1993, he was included in Granta's list of Best Young British Novelists. Kerr is best known for his Bernie Gunther series, a set of historical thrillers. The Second Angel", one of his stand-alone novels, is anything but historical. Although "The Second Angel" is essentially about a bank heist, it's probably more of a science-fiction book than a thriller. There are plenty of footnotes, especially early in the book, dealing with the actual science of what's happening. After a while, however, I just started skipping over these.

Philip Kerr applies his smart, suspenseful thriller style to science fiction in The Second Angel Philip Kerr Philip Kerr is the author of nineteen previous novels, including A Philosophical Investigation, and five bestselling children's books.

Philip Kerr applies his smart, suspenseful thriller style to science fiction in The Second Angel. Philip Kerr Philip Kerr is the author of nineteen previous novels, including A Philosophical Investigation, and five bestselling children's books. The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. Evolve Level 2 Student's Book. Lindsay Clandfield, Ceri Jones, Ben Goldstein, Philip Kerr. Sélection du Livre - 216. Dick Francis, John J. Nance, Christian Signol, Philip Kerr. Evolve Level 2a Student's Book.

Philip Ballantyne Kerr (22 February 1956 – 23 March 2018) was a British author, best known for his Bernie Gunther series of historical detective thrillers. Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his father was an engineer and his mother worked as a secretary. He was educated at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied at the University of Birmingham from 1974 to 1980, gaining a master's degree in law and philosophy.

In this second book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, The Pale .

In this second book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, The Pale Criminal brings back Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin-until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. A stunning World War II "what if" thriller in which the fate of Europe-and of its remaining 3 million Jews-hangs in the balance. From New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr comes an amazing departure: an intense psychological thriller, sure to garner even more acclaim for this powerhouse author on the rise.

A virus is decimating the population of Earth and the only defense is a blood transfusion. A plot is hatched to rob a blood bank on the moon and sell its untainted blood on the black market. An expensive operation, requiring lots of high tech, but it promises to earn a fortune.

Unpredictable Kerr's latest (A Five-Year Plan, p. 287, et. is a wildly ambitious space opera set in a future grimly colored by the specter of an AIDS-like virus. A hundred years after the first moon landing, things aren't looking so rosy for planet Earth

Unpredictable Kerr's latest (A Five-Year Plan, p. A hundred years after the first moon landing, things aren't looking so rosy for planet Earth. Global warming has dumped tons of the Greenland ice cap into the Atlantic, killing the Gulf Stream that used to warm Europe. A painstaking series of footnotes explains why there are no dogs, no wine, no fertility for most men, and no hope for most people infected with P-, a deadly virus that's stricken 80% of the population,.

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Philip Kerr, the author of Esau, introduces us to a dark and dismal future Earth where . A combination of medical thriller, action-adventure, and science fiction novel, The Second Angel is an intense but frighteningly plausible drama.

Philip Kerr, the author of Esau, introduces us to a dark and dismal future Earth where pure blood has become the world's most precious commodity. Genre: Science Fiction. Used availability for Philip Kerr's The Second Angel.

It is July, 2069, and the new millennium is not working out well. Plagues have destroyed our major food supplies, climatic changes have brought constant winter to the once-industrialized West, and a new and virulent virus - P (2) has infected the Earth's population. P(2) is curable - but only with an infusion of clean, uninfected blood, available only in a lunar blood bank. The struggle for control of this vital cache powers this novel.

Philip Kerr is the author of A FIVE-YEAR PLAN, ESAU, THE GRID, and A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION, also available from B-O-T.

"Kerr's new novel quantum-leaps the limitations of genre fiction. Most thrillers insult your intelligence; this one assaults your ignorance." (Esquire)


Celore
Kerr writes thoughtful artful books, with characters in them which have unsurmountable problems His main character is more an anti=hero than anything else,. He keeps alive certain characters but kills of still others and sometimes, Those who remain alive at the end of each book manage to walk off stage ----having educated the reader without trying to. in the least. I wish I could thank him for the fine body of his work. Thank you.
Dusho
I saw the Amazon 2 star rating, but had heard a reveiw on NPR that made it sound interesting. I fell victim and bought the book. Why doesn't the author just call the main character Bruce Willis and get it over with. The movie can only be better. This book never delivers on any level. For the pure escapist the violence and sex fall WAY short. For the imagination just go to sleep and whatever you dream is sure to beat this. I'm sure that my nine year old nephew will love it, and want to buy the life like plastic action characters.
one life
Great writer!
Mezilabar
Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh in 1956, was educated in England and became a full time writer in 1989. In 1993, he was included in Granta's list of Best Young British Novelists. Kerr is best known for his Bernie Gunther series, a set of historical thrillers. "The Second Angel", one of his stand-alone novels, is anything but historical

The book is set in 2069, with the centenary of Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's stroll on the moon's surface approaching. While there will be a certain amount of celebrating for the centenary, most people have a great deal more to be worried about. Around 80% of humans are now infected with P2, a virus of the blood that greatly shortens a person's life. The only known cure is by way of a complete blood transfusion, replacing all the infected blood in a person's body with a fresh, clean healthy batch. Unfortunately, clean blood is now Earth's single most valuable commodity - a litre is worth about two million dollars. It's bought and sold in the way that stocks and shares are traded today, and blood banks are heavily guarded.

Dana Dallas is one of the lucky 20%. Dallas works for Terotechnology, a company who design the security systems for humankind's blood banks. His work is of the highest quality - his CV includes the security system of the First National Blood Bank, which is located on the moon. (The moon is also home to at least one prison and a number of hotels). Life changes abruptly for Dallas, when his daughter is found to have a genetic condition that will require a lifetime's worth of blood transfusions. Although he's very well paid, there's no way his resources will cover the cost of that. Furthermore, with that diagnosis, Dallas has gone from the company's greatest asset to a potential liability that simply cannot be ignored. (Who's going to trust a man to design a blood bank's security system, when the man i question needs a lifetime's supply of clean blood ?) The company's response sees Dallas go into hiding and hell-bent on revenge.

Although "The Second Angel" is essentially about a bank heist, it's probably more of a science-fiction book than a thriller. There are plenty of footnotes, especially early in the book, dealing with the actual science of what's happening. After a while, however, I just started skipping over these. (I also, late on in the book, just skipped the sections where the omniscient narrator spoke. It all felt too much cleverness for the sake of cleverness and got in the way of the narrative). I'd probably have enjoyed the book a bit more in my teens or early twenties. Nowadays, I think I'd prefer a little less work on the science and a little more work on the characters. Not bad, overall - I've read an awful lot worse overall but I've also read better.
FLIDER
Having just finished the Berlin Noir trilogy, I couldn't wait to read more Kerr. In Bernie Gunther Kerr created one of the great characters in private eye literature, and took the huge risk of setting his stories during the Third Reich, an experiment that could have failed miserably, but worked flawlessly.

Sadly, that is not true of this work. I even question whether the same author wrote it. In everything that distinguishes Kerr's previous works--characterization, plotting, subtlety, humor--this work falls so far short that it does not seem possible it came from the same mind. I have yet to read the next two Gunther novels, but I am hoping my ill feelings about the author engendered by reading this boring slog won't carry over into that experience. It would be a shame if he has so tarnished himself that he hurts his truly good work.

The only explanation I have for this sorry performance of cartoon characters, thin plot, unbelievable emotional reactions, and tedious intellectual preening is that the author felt confined by the historical constraints of the Berlin series and just wanted to break free. (You can see this same type of thing with Greg Isles, who after the brilliant The Quiet Game and other thrillers wrote his own versions of sci-fi dreck like Sleep No More and Footprints of God, also laced with hi-tech medical mumbo-jumbo) Maybe the lure of selling movie rights is just too great for any author.

I give it two stars because I feel guilty thoroughly trashing such a gifted artist.