The Angel of Darkness [Alienist #2] by Caleb Carr [FIRST EDITION / 1997]
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr [DR. LASZLO KREIZLER #2]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  RANDOM HOUSE NY
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some visible shelf wear / rub wear to metallic parts of cover. Book itself is excellent and reads beautifully.
Caleb Carr's acclaimed sequel to The Alienist...
June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.
But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.