Angels of Destruction: A Novel by Keith Donohue

By Keith Donohue

"A magical story of affection and redemption that's as splendidly written because it is fascinating . . . Angels earns its wings."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Margaret Quinn lives by myself, quietly mourning the disappearance of her simply baby, who fled ten years past to hitch a thorough pupil team often called the Angels of Destruction.

On a chilly winter’s evening, a nine-year-old lady arrives on Margaret’s doorstep, claiming to be an orphan with out position to head. This baby beguiles Margaret, and jointly they hatch a plan to move her off as her newly discovered granddaughter, Norah Quinn.

Their conspiracy is made weak via Norah’s magical revelations to the youngsters of the city, and via a lone determine shadowing the lady, who threatens to bare the child’s actual identification and goal. who're those strangers rather? and what's their connection to the earlier, the Angels, and Margaret’s long-missing daughter?

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Solitude had emptied him, and the quietus of three in the morning filled his mind with winter. Nothing more than the substance of prayer, the fear to complement hope, he tested the limits of his new form, shifting his weight from one leg to the other and cracking the stiffness in his muscles and bones to break the icehold. From next door, a tiny dog began yapping and bouncing to see through the window, its small head popping into view, steady as a metronome. He stared down the beast with one withering glance.

But there was a noise last night, late, and I thought I'll just go check on Mrs. ” The air chilled her bare ankles, and she gestured again to welcome him out of the cold. “Round three this morning. ’ and threw a shoe, but yip-yap-yap, and my wife looks out the window, says there's someone in Mrs. Quinn's yard, like a monster, but I don't see nothing. But I get up this morning, she says go check on your way to work Mrs. Quinn, and I came over, look around, nothing. Not even a footprint in the snow.

Quinn sipped at her coffee. “Just the one. A girl. ” She nodded at the shopping bags. ” Joyce Waverly had already begun pulling out the items. She held up the gray parka and brushed the fake rabbit fur against her cheek. ” “They're for my granddaughter,” Margaret said proudly. “Norah. ” THE STRANGER AT the booth nearest the door sat patiently until the waitress spotted him and wended her way. “Do you mind if I ask who was that woman? The one who just left? ” “Mrs. ” Joyce lowered her pencil and pad.

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