The Reapers

The Reapers

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A brilliantly chilling novel by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly about a chain of killings, linked obscurely by great distances and the passage of years, and the settling of their blood-debts -- past, present, and future.

As a small boy, Louis witnesses an unspeakable crime that takes the life of a member of his small, southern community. He grows up and moves on, but he is forever changed by the cruel and brutal nature of the act. It lights a fire deep within him that burns white and cold, a quiet flame just waiting to ignite. Now, years later, the sins of his life are reaching into his present, bringing with them the buried secrets and half-forgotten acts of his past.

Someone is hunting him, targeting his home, his businesses, and his partner, Angel. The instrument of revenge is Bliss, a killer of killers, the most feared of assassins. Bliss is a Reaper, a lethal tool to be applied toward the ultimate end, but he is also a man with a personal vendetta.

Hardened by their pasts, Louis and Angel decide to strike back. While they form a camaraderie that brings them solace, it offers them no shelter from the fate that stalks them. When they mysteriously disappear, their friends are forced to band together to find them. They are led by private detective Charlie Parker, a killer himself, a Reaper in waiting.

Connolly's triumphant prose and unerring rendering of his tortured characters mesmerize and chill. He creates a world where everyone is corrupt, murderers go unpunished, but betrayals are always avenged. Yet another masterpiece from a proven talent, The Reapers will terrify and transfix.
ISBN: 9781416569534


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Feb 17, 2019

A great thriller that provides background for both Louis and Angel. I loved the writing and tempo of the story and its relentless action. Pass this one by if violence upsets you.

Jul 25, 2017

Charlie Parker is a side character in this one. All about Louis and Angel and revelations about Louis' life and what precipitated his becoming an assassin for hire. I've read 12 of these stories and have no intention to stop until I've read them all. I already know I will mourn when I have finished. An excellent writer and intense plots.

Dec 02, 2011

My first Connolly book. I can't get enough!

Nov 04, 2010

Great read. Lots of action and twists

Jun 23, 2010

Did not finish. The subject of assasins as being good guys does not appeal to me.

Jan 04, 2010

Very dark and sinister book has a love story with a twist. Personally, I loved this book and will now backtrack to read all John Connolly's books.

Aug 20, 2008

I love all of John Connolly's books. Especially the ones with Charlie Parker, Louis and Angel as the main characters.


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hagar1643 Aug 01, 2011

A great read with great character development. Not a lot of Charlie Bird in this one. This book is all about the killer Louis and his partner Angel. Both I find likeable at the end of the book.

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