Title Profile & Character Information

Angelmaker

Annotation
In stark contrast to his London gangster father, Joe Spork makes a living repairing clocks. But the device he repairs for Edie Banister, not just a sweet old lady but a former superspy (think Helen Mirren in Red or The Debt?), turns out to be a 1950s-era doomsday machine. That prompts sharp reaction from both the British government and a South Asian dictator Edie sparred with ages ago, and soon hapless Joe is brought into the renewed hostilities. Harkaway repeats the sometimes funny sf-tinged thrillerish tone of his well--received debut, The Gone-Away World. Buy wherever that book did well.

Characters
NameSpork, Joe
GenderMale

GenreFiction
Historical
Suspense
Adventure
TopicsGangsters
Good vs. evil
Doomsday weapons
Psychopaths
Fathers and sons
Espionage
Spies
SettingEngland