(53.) Pashur, the son of Malchiah
, was a priest sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord regarding the impending attack of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon (Jer.
But Rice reserves her most purple prose for the angel Malchiah (who looks to Toby "rather like a perfect human being"):
And now, down the long corridor there came to me the tall slender figure of Malchiah, clothed as he always was, a graceful figure, like that of a young man ...
Rice's protagonist is the scholarly assassin Toby O'Dare, who encounters the angel Malchiah
and, after a tedious run-through of his life to date, is offered a chance of redemption.
David Scott and Andy Golding bagged a brace apiece while Sean Crean and Malchiah
McCooty-Powell added the others for the Coventry side, who were winning the competition for only the second time following their first triumph in 1980.