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best-selling author Eric Flint takes on urban fantasy: A bizarre kidnapping case leads FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde into the mysterious world of a strange religious cult, even stranger criminals and an ancient evil. Set in the Windy City of Chicago and in rusty, industrial East Chicago
A bizarre kidnapping case leads FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde into the mysterious world of a strange religious cult and even stranger criminals. At the scene of the kidnapping itself, a frightening apparition is seen. Then, a hideously-mutilated corpse is found nearby. Something wicked has come to the nornal-seeming Chicago suburbs.
It doesn t take longbefore the FBI agents realize that something truly extraordinary is unfolding in northwest Indiana and that, whatever it is, the area s huge steel industry is somehow at the center.
Jasper is joined by Supervisory Special Agent Temple Black.Blackhas recently been put in charge of a new unit, the Scientific Anomalies Group, created to analyze and handle peculiar cases which might be on the periphery of national security.
Another cult is discovered, although this one seems to be opposed to the criminal activities taking place. Further investigation, however, just produces more in the way of mystery. The agents consult with scientists and theologians, but no one has any idea what might be producing the situation.
Until, finally, the cults erupt in open warfare. As the FBI agents race to intervene and finally put a stop to the horrors, they come to understand and accept that something very ancient and very evil has surfaced in the world or, perhaps, something that is very, very alien.
About Eric Flint:
Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre. Booklist
. . . an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. . . . the threads . . . spin together . . . to weave an addictively entertaining story. . . . a strong addition to a fun series. Daily News of Galveston County
This alternate history series is a landmark Booklist
[Eric] Flint's1632universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians. Booklist
reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis Publishers Weekly"
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September 29, 2017
The highest compliment I can pay this book is that once I started reading, it was nearly impossible to put down. It had just the right amount intrigue to carry me from one chapter to another. Although it was more of FBI thriller than I'm used to, it never gets bogged down in the functions of the...
July 17, 2017
FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde thinks he's hot on the trail of a kidnapper, but his world is about to be turned upside down. A crazy cult, a secret society, strange apparitions, unexplained murders, and plenty of pop culture jokes abound as Wilde and his new, temporary supervisor, Temple Black ra...
October 02, 2017
Eric Flint with Alistair Kimble has branched out into a contemporary FBI tale with supernatural/science fiction protagonists. A FBI agent in northwestern Indiana has an X-File like group named Scientific Anomalies Group (SAG) descend upon after his report on a kidnapped girl triggered their searc...
October 29, 2017
I loved reading this book! What a wonderful collaboration between renown "1632" author Eric Flint and FBI Agent Alistair Kimble. This book combines crime fiction (with real FBI procedures and a glossary!), science fiction, supernatural elements and freaky cults! I found the character development...
October 03, 2017
I couldn't get into this story. I felt like I was reading a rough draft. It had the potential to be better, but the execution was off. Someone should have done a better job of editing .
September 16, 2017
Not one of Flint's better books. The plot dragged and the characters were only mildly interesting.
September 21, 2017
Finally a break from the stock Urban Fantasy. This book is great, plot driven and avoids the modern urban fantasy cliches.
Kimble adds the kind of details to the characters that simple research just can't provide. Deepening the flavor and adding texture to the world while balancing out the someti...
September 12, 2017
This is first in a new series with Eric Flint and newcomer Alistair Kimble. The action takes place in the Chicago area and it seems there is a cult kidnapping and sacrificing people to bring their god into our world. As Agent Jasper Wilde is joined by an agent out of the DC area that works for a...
October 28, 2017
I'd like to preface my review here by saying that this is one of my rare forays into reading a book that is science fiction. Normally I enjoy reading historical fiction, literature, and some non-fiction. However, the unusual subject matter of Iron Angels piqued my interest. This book combines law...
October 26, 2017
The best way to write a tale abut the FBI investigating monsters in a Chicago suburb is for one of the writers, Alistair Kimble, to actually be a FBI special agent. Eric Flint adds the fantasy excitement to Iron Angels (hard from Baen) which starts with rescuing a girl kidnaped as a cult sacrific...