Rip the Angels from Heaven

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Pegasus Crime
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6.2 X 8.9 X 1.3 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

David Krugler is a historian and novelist. His works of nonfiction include books on government propaganda, Cold War civil defense, and racial conflict in the United States. He is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he has taught since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His first novel, The Dead Don't Bleed, is also available from Pegasus Crime.


"Krugler is terrific at period details and atmosphere, and makes a complicated plot tick -- and go off."-- "Chicago Tribune"
"Set in 1945, Krugler's superior second thriller featuring Lt. Ellis Voigt of the Office of Naval Intelligence finds Voigt the target of NKVD thugs seeking the truth about the fate of a Russian who used a clipping service as a cover for a D.C. spy ring. Krugler's further exploration of his lead's moral ambiguity enhances a captivating story line that will appeal to fans of Joseph Kanon."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred)"
"The snappy, authentic-sounding 1940s dialogue, an appealing American everyman, and a cast of characters of which none seem trustworthy give Rip the Angels from Heaven a breakneck pace that never lets up. It doesn't hurt that the plot has a ripped-from-the-headlines effect; there's a thin line between fact and fiction, and David Krugler straddles it masterfully."-- "Criminal Element"
"A fully plausible, frightening, fast-paced thriller. Addictive and affecting, Rip the Angels from Heaven shatters the nerves, engages the mind, and satisfies the heart."-- "Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star"
"It's 1945 in Washington, D.C.; the Nazis have surrendered, and every federal office has a betting pool for the day of Japanese capitulation. The city is awash with spooked spooks. Krugler is on the mark in sketching wartime Washington and the look and feel of the Manhattan Project."-- "Booklist"
"A hard-boiled delight, from its chain-smoking hero to its wartime lingo. Krugler, a professor of history, has created a rich, sultry world of bureaucratic crime. His protagonist is tough and canny, with a criminal streak that makes his character irresistible. Krugler's latest novel has a five o'clock shadow and a gimlet eye. A finely written historical thriller that pits spy against spy."-- "Foreword Reviews"