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Angel Baby

A Novel

By Richard Lange

Angel Baby
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  • Published in USA  May 2013,
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To escape the awful life she has descended into, Luz plans carefully. She takes only the clothes on her back, a Colt .45, and all the money in her husband's safe. The corpses in the hallway weren't part of her plan.

Luz needs to find the daughter she left behind years earlier, but she knows she may die trying. Her husband is El Principe, a key player in a high-powered drug cartel, a business he runs with the same violence he has used to keep Luz his perfect, obedient wife.

With the pace and relentless force of a Scorsese film, Angel Baby is the newest masterpiece from one of the most ambitious and talented crime novelists at work today.

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"More polished than his first novel, This Wicked World, Lange's follow-up marks him as a crime novelist to watch." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot." - Kirkus

"Hope and regret tangle at each turn, and Lange's tours through Tijuana and SoCal evoke a gritty grace. For readers who have already plowed through all the available Don Winslow." - Booklist

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Richard Lange was born in Oakland, CA and grew up in California's San Joaquin Valley. He's the author of the novels Angel Baby and This Wicked World, and the short story collection Dead Boys. His short stories have appeared in The Sun, The Iowa Review and Best American Mystery Stories, and as part of the Atlantic Monthly's Fiction for Kindle series. He received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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