I love the Bobby Dollar series. He's not your average angel by far. He may fumble and mess up (like everyone else) but he also does what he thinks is right. He's not altruistic by far--he has his own motives but generally he helps others along the way. The story is gritty and action filled. Bobby is flawed individual that the reader can identify with. Yeah, there's the magic and supernatural but that does not take away from him being like your (occasionally drunk) friend who brings you along for the adventure.
Angel Doriel, or Bobby Dollar, is still on a quest to rescue his girlfriend, Caz from the arch Duke of Hell but there are a few things standing in his way. Such as a very powerful and vengeful angel, creepy neo-Nazis and other baddies. He needs to solve the puzzle of the third way and help his friends out of a tight situation. All of this, of course, between losing friends, court hearings, work and near death experiences.
Where does an angel go when he's been to Hell and back?
Renegade angel Bobby Dollar does not have an easy afterlife. After surviving the myriad gruesome dangers Hell oh-so-kindly offered him, Bobby has returned empty-handed ? his demon girlfriend Casmira, the Countess of Cold Hands, is still in the clutches of Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell. Some hell of a rescue.
Forced to admit his failure, Bobby ends up back at his job as an angel advocate. That is, until Walter, an old angel friend whom Bobby never thought he’d see again, shows up at the local bar. The last time he saw Walter was in Hell, when Walter had tried to warn him about one of Bobby’s angel superiors. But now Walter can’t remember anything, and Bobby doesn’t know whom to trust.
Turns out that there's corruption hidden within the higher ranks of Heaven and Hell, but the only proof Bobby has is a single feather. Before he knows it, he’s in the High Hall of Heavenly Judgement ? no longer a bastion for the moral high ground, if it ever was, but instead just another rigged system ? on trial for his immortal soul...
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day is the third installment of Tad Williams' urban fantasy Bobby Dollar series!