Archangel Protocol


Volume one of the AngeLINK series.

Winner: Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel, the Shamus Awards

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It is Presidential election time in the USA, and once again the debate is dominated by religion. But this is the near future, and the candidates have good reason to trumpet their belief in God.

The LINK–an interactive, implanted computer network–transformed society. Then came the angels–cybernetic manifestations that claimed to be the working of God’s will. And if angels exist, surely God does too. The only question is, which candidate does He favor?

Deidre McMannus used to work for the NYPD. Then her partner assassinated the Pope. Deirdre has been kicked out of the force and had her LINK implant removed. An Irish catholic with a brother who is a priest, she has never believed in the angels. All that will change when a handsome young police officer named Michael Angelucci appears at her door and gives Deidre the chance to right the wrongs that have been done to her–and to the entire world….

The first volume of Lyda Morehouse’s acclaimed debut series, AngeLINK, is available in ebook form for the first time.

On it’s first release in 2001 the book won Best Original Paperback P.I. novel at the Shamus Awards given by the Private Eye Writers of America to honor excellent work in the Private Eye genre.

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    “Morehouse’s highly descriptive version of 2075 Earth is almost as interesting as the novel’s plot. A great first novel!” — Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble Explorations

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    “…[Morehouse’s] world is intriguing, and there are enough surprises to keep things moving, and the mix of SF and religion works surprisingly well. An impressive first novel.” — Carolyn Cushman, Locus

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    “This is an excellent first novel from a writer who’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.” — Mike Levy, SFRA Review

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    “A brilliant first novel with fast-pasced action, vivid characters and flawless execution. Ms. Morehouse serves up a futuristic thrill with a twist.” — Kelly Rae Cooper, Romantic Times

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    “What Morehouse has created for us is an instant classic of SF. McMannus is one of the strongest, most complex investigators in a long, long time. The rest of the characters are vividly drawn, fascinating beings. The technology seems so tantalisingly close — frightening possible. The image of a future society and government is chilling. The combination is miraculous; one of the best novels in memory.” – Lisa Du Mond, SF Site

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    “Ms. Morehouse has created a cast of wonderfully believable and fascinating characters, complete with goals and dreams, but also flaws — the most important feature assigned to realistic characters. They don’t always have the answers and they don’t always make the best decisions. Their feelings often get in the way of altruism and orders, and in the end it is the things that make them most human that have the greatest impact.” SN Arly, Strange Horizons

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