The Angel of Darkness

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This article is about the novel. For the video game, see Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. For the anime, see Angel of Darkness.
The Angel of Darkness
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First edition cover
Author Caleb Carr
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date
September 1997
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)
Pages 629 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-679-43532-8
OCLC 37107187
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3553.A76277 A85 1997b
Preceded by The Alienist (1994)'

The Angel of Darkness is a 1997 crime novel by Caleb Carr[1] that was published by Random House (ISBN 0-7515-2275-9) and is a sequel to The Alienist (1994).[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The now-adult Stevie Taggert, a tobacconist, makes a bet with an elderly John Moore that he can write the story of one of their adventures together as well as Moore (a former newspaper reporter) could.

Set in 1897, Dr. Lazlo Kreizler's associate, Sara Howard, now a private detective, comes to him for help in locating Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary. The mystery is complicated by rising tensions between Spain and the United States, and war in Cuba seems inevitable. Kreizler re-convenes his old "team": Sara, John, NYPD detectives and forensic specialists Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, and Kreizler's faithful servants, Stevie and Cyrus. Their search for the missing child leads them to contact with an enigmatic woman with a murderous past, who enjoys the protection of the Hudson Dusters, a notorious gang.

Their investigations force the team to ask, within the context of their era, a complex ethical question: could the act of a woman murdering her own child be seen as her trying to gain control over her life and her world?

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