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Angels Fall

(The third book in the Mike Travis series)
A novel by

The 3rd installment in the LA TIMES and IMBA Best-Selling Mike Travis Series.
Nominated for "BEST CRIME NOVEL of 2009" by Left Coast Crime

"Stylish, fast, soulful and has an indelible--and rare--sense of place. You want to read this book, then you want to live in it." --- Don Winslow (Best-Selling author of Savages)

"The plotting is tight, the characters vivid, and there's a sense of longing and loss that accompanies the action. Birtcher is a fine writer, and you will enjoy this book." --- T. Jefferson Parker (3-time Edgar Award winning author)

"Mr. Birtcher's hard-boiled ex-cop, Mike Travis, is both likeable and flawed, a credible Travis McGee gone South Pacific native." -- Randy Wayne White (Best-Selling author of Tampa Burn)


ANGELS FALL by Baron R. Birtcher

THE DISAPPEARANCE of a teenaged girl draws former Los Angeles detective Mike Travis away from his scuba charter business, and into the bowels of an underground culture driven by designer-narcotics and greed. What he uncovers is a world built on secrets, and entire lives built on lies.

BUT AS TRAVIS unravels one set of deceits, he finds himself confronted with visions of his own past, his own complicity in an act of shocking cruelty. His investigation becomes a glimpse of Hell, and a view of a side of paradise unseen by tourists, painted with the dark brushstrokes of hardboiled tropical noir.

ANGELS FALL is the story of one man's desire to outrun the corrosive powers of vast wealth and personal vengeance, while attempting to tame the demons that dwell in his own dark and violent past. It is the story of the cost of moral corruption, and the high price of redemption, played out against a backdrop of coffee fields and lush jungle, of rich sunsets and coconut palms, of tradewinds and the rhythmic swell of the Hawaiian sea.


"Baron Birtcher ruined my whole work day. I kept trying to set Angels Fall down to do my own stuff, but couldn't stop turning the pages."

- Don Winslow
(Bestselling author of The Winter of Frankie Machine and Dawn Patrol)

"Mr. Birtcher's hard-boiled ex-cop, Mike Travis, is both likeable and flawed, a credible Travis McGee gone South Pacific native. Welcome to Kona, Hawaii, and Angels Fall, in which Travis sails, surfs and bare-knuckles his way through a thriller that begins with the discovery of archaic bones on his coffee plantation, then rolls like a rogue wave toward a deadly climax."

- Randy Wayne White
(New York Times Bestselling author of Dark Light and Hunter's Moon)

"Angels Fall is a beautifully-rendered story of loss, regret, redemption and hope. Baron Birtcher captures all the tenets of noir and makes them his own in this hard-boiled drama set against the lush backdrop of the Hawaiian islands. The saga of tortured cop Mike Travis continues to engage by using the oldest, and hardest, aspects of crime fiction: a good story, well-told. The sure hand of the author, the sweetness of young love and the pathos of familial failures all contribute to the reader's desire to know more about this compelling cast of characters. A must-read for any true fan of the contemporary mystery."

- Nichelle Tramble
(Critically acclaimed author of The Last King and The Dying Ground)

"Evocative with a rough-hewn sensibility, Baron R. Birtcher's Angels Fall, reminds us that beyond the sunshine and palm trees, the past lingers... and is always prelude to a most uncertain, and sometimes fatal, future."

- Gary Phillips
(Author of Monklology and other stories)

Baron R. Birtcher is the Los Angeles Times and IMBA Best Selling author of ROADHOUSE BLUES and RUBY TUESDAY, ANGELS FALL and the forthcoming RAIN DOGS (August 2013)

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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: Angels Fall (A Mike Travis Novel)
Author(s): Baron R Birtcher
ISBN: 0-9793720-1-1 / 978-0-9793720-1-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Iota Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: ANGELS FALL (Mike Travis Series Book 3)
Author(s): Baron R Birtcher
Publisher: Wink & Snick, LLC
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