‘Angel Time, Of Love and Evil’ by Anne Rice
April 3, 2011
Angel Time – The novel opens in the present.
At its center is Toby O’Dare—a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again.
A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases and takes his orders from “The Right Man.” Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives.
O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance.
Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear.
Of Love and Evil – Toby O’Dare is summoned by the angel Malchiah to fifteenth-century Rome—the city of Michelangelo and Raphael, of Leo X and the Holy Inquisition—to solve a terrible crime of poisoning and to uncover the secrets of an earthbound restless spirit, a diabolical dybbuk.
Toby is plunged into this rich age as a lutist sent to charm and calm this troublesome spirit.