Publisher's Weekly
The author of the brutally violent To Live and Die in L.A. turns the trick again in this grisly novel that begins with the accidental murder of a little girl. L.A. detective sergeant Jose Stepanovich heads a newly formed four-member anti-gang unit striving to neutralize gang activity that has been polluting the barrio of East L.A. for generations. An innocent bystander, the girl is killed by an errant bullet fired during gang drive-by. Unfortunately, since evidence is hard to come by, and witnesses harder still, the unit fails to solve the crime. When one member of the elite unit is murdered during another drive-by, Stepanovich and his remaining cohorts take on both gangs. Many gory deaths later, Stepanovich has been transformed into the beast he once hunted. Petievich's graphic descriptions of the violence and of a gang psychology that leans heavily on retribution and machisimo are the only saving elements in an eminently predictable storyline littered with one-dimensional characters. The reader is hard pressed to feel any emotion for the players in this saga of violence, in which texture is substituted for depth. Major ad/promo; author tour.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The most exciting book yet written about the violent world of L.A. gangs." - Joseph Wambaugh


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Hardback Editions

June 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
ISBN: 0-7011-3577-8 / 978-0-7011-3577-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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October 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
ISBN: 0-453-00680-9 / 978-0-453-00680-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
ISBN: 1-4528-5226-X / 978-1-4528-5226-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
ISBN: 1-930916-15-9 / 978-1-930916-15-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Virtual Pub Group Inc
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February 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
ISBN: 0-451-16885-2 / 978-0-451-16885-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Earth Angels
Author(s): Gerald Petievich
Publisher: Amazon
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