A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, originally published in England in 2006, was the first of three R.J. Ellory books to be re-released by Overlook Press in the States. THE ANNIVERSARY MAN is the second and affirms Ellory’s title as monarch of psychological crime thrillers. A SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCE, an exposé of covert operations, greed and insidious Washington corruption during mid-term elections, will be released later in 2010. Saving the best for last?
"In this bleak examination of murder and hope, Ellory’s herrings are as red and sticky as caramelized apples, and there are more dead-ends