Sniegoski, Thomas E. -- A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Reminds me a lot of Simon R. Green: titanic battles between primal
powers, with pedestrian prose treading on all the good parts. And a
fetish for the wincingly-lame phrase "so much more than that."
(Really, I went to check that Sniegoski wasn't a pseudonym for Green.
He's not. Or if he is, he's been writing about six books a year, and
needs to be assassinated for the good of the industry.)
Anyhow, it's an angel slumming as a private investigator. It works
pretty well, sentence-level construction aside. The most important
trick with your typical unstoppable-divine-force protagonist is to
give him some reason not to uncork the wings and flaming sword every
time a vending machine eats his change. This book manages that, and
also gives him convincing connections to the mortal world.
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