The Avenging Angel
Author: Rex Burns
Published: April 21, 1983 by Viking
Series Name: Gabe Wager
Category: Police Procedural
Main Character: Gabriel Villanueva Wager
This adventure leads Homicide Detective Gabe Wager out of his usual Denver haunts. Trying to solve one seemingly random murder in the city, he follows leads first to the smaller city of Pueblo, Colorado, and then into the desert country of western Colorado. He discovers that clues are not what they seem, and ends up confronting outlaw Mormons determined to defend their way of life to the death. Made into the film "Messenger of Death" starring Charles Bronson.