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Earth Angel

By Raymond Obstfeld

In one freak, tragic instant, Season Gottlieb, M.D., finds out how quickly ‘having it all’ can turn to absolute dog crap.

When her wedding to Tim, a hardworking fellow doctor, is only two weeks away, her would-be groom snaps. Before the cops gun him down, Tim has sprayed her southern California clinic with bullets, leaving behind a half-dozen dead bodies and the wreckage of Season’s world. From its ashes arises her nutsy, well-meaning, deliriously inventive plan to put her life together again: Season will make amends to the families of Tim’s victims by becoming their guardian angel.

The results are catastrophic, unexpected, and fiendishly funny – for Season as an angel is not what the doctor ordered. Her attempts will get her blackmailed, labeled a lunatic, and arrested. In fact, she’s nearly ready to quit when she arrives at the Santa Barbara home of David Payton and his two adopted teenagers determined to change their lives, whether they want them changed or not.

With a psycho serial-kidnapper loose in town and with Season’s secrets catching up with her, she’s on a roller-coaster ride to thrills, chills, and big-time trouble… and thank heaven, she’s taking us along for the racy, joyous ride.

Raymond Obstfeld once again combines a maniacal imagination with a satirist’s savvy about modern America. And in Earth Angel he adds a warm and wonderful message about the healing power of both laughter – and love.

Raymond Obstfeld is an associate professor of English at Orange Coast College in California. He is the author of over two dozen novels, including Dead Heat(Endeavour Media), which was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and Doing Good, his book on comparative ethics and religion. He has also written numerous plays, screenplays, and a book of poetry, and his short stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has has written three other contemporary novels: Hungry Women, Borrowed Lives, and Lessons in Survival, all of which became international bestsellers.

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