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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Coming in May 2016: DARK ANGEL by Ron Felber


Coming in May 2016: DARK ANGEL                                                                               
By Ron Felber                                                                        
Publisher:  Barricade Books                                                     
Publication Date:  May 2016                                                     
Price:  $16.95/ trade paperback original                                    
ISBN: 978-0-942637-87-8                                                                
 
Praise for the Jack Madson series: 
“Ron Felber has created an enduring character in tough guy Jack Madson.” –Newark Star-Ledger

"Tight, edgy writing . . . Felber grabs you hook, line, and sinker!” –First Chapter Reviews 

JACK MADSON IS BACK IN RON FELBER’S NEW THRILLER DARK ANGEL

A NAZI GENETICIST, A RENEGADE CIA OPERATIVE, 
A TRANS-HUMAN SERIAL KILLER, 
AND A HOLLYWOOD STARLET AS DEADLY AS SHE IS BEAUTIFUL – 
ALL PART OF A HORRIFYING CONSPIRACY INVOLVING AN IVY LEAGUE RESEARCH LABORATORY 
AND REACHING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF U.S. GOVERNMENT
DARK ANGEL, the final book in Ron Felber’s acclaimed Jack Madson thriller trilogy, finds Madson caught in a web of power, sex, intrigue, and global deception.  It seems innocent  a top university laboratory is conducting research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense that is dedicated to exploring new technologies with military applications, in the name of national security.  When Madson discovers a multinational defense contractor is colluding with the scientists  and their motives are based on the advancement of an entirely different agenda  a much darker picture emerges.

DARK ANGEL opens with Madson down on his luck, when he gets a call from his long time buddy Eddie Lawlor, promising cash and a quick case.  The parents of a Princeton University student don’t believe their daughter committed suicide.  When Madson reviews the evidence, he agrees with the local police that the girl jumped from a window, but is troubled as to why she took her own life.  Whatever her motive, the student acted alone - case closed. With no way to investigate further, Madson becomes distracted when he reconnects with an old flame.  Now known to the world as the alluring Hollywood movie star Coco Channing, she and Jack immediately begin rekindling their relationship.

Then Madson receives a second call, this time from Dr. Marjorie Kurtz, a high level scientist who insists that deeply classified — and sinister –  research is being carried out at Princeton.  Her story is so unbelievable Madson is unconvinced until he digs deeper.  The next time he tries to see Kurtz, he instead discovers her bloody, dismembered body.  Madson realizes something evil is happening at Princeton and that there’s a shocking link between the student’s suicide, the scientist’s murder, and a CIA black ops project being carried out in laboratories eight stories beneath the campus.

What’s worse, Madson uncovers a conspiracy connected to the evil Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele, who experimented on innocent victims at Auschwitz during World War II. Mengele’s ambition was to create schlacht maschinen or human killing machines.  Madson’s investigations reveal Mengele’s horrifying work is being used in the creation of trans-humans, to bring forth an unstoppable army of genetically engineered super soldiers. One of those creations is behind the horrific murder of Dr. Kurtz and others, and now has set their destructive sights on Madson.

Attempting to put together the pieces, Madson begins to question his own reality.  Is his romantic past with Coco exactly as he remembers it? What is the decades-old link between a U.S. Congressman, the CIA, and a renegade defense contractor?  With this final installment in the Jack Madson trilogy, Felber’s fast-paced storytelling leaves readers shocked and wondering – what exactly are the secrets the United States government is keeping from us?  Riveting, fast-paced, and highly engaging, DARK ANGEL is a novel that will live on in readers’ minds for years to come.
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About the Author
Ron Felber is the author of the Jack Madson crime thrillers A Man of Indeterminate Value, The Kafka Society, and Dark Angel. His non-fiction books include Mojave Incident and Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor, the inspiration for the FOX television drama “The Mob Doctor”. Mr. Felber is a graduate of Georgetown University. He teaches creative writing at Drew University's Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

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