The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.
Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.
But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.
To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague - Lesley May - who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch...
Ben Denis Aaronovitch (born 1964) is a London-born British writer who has worked on television series including Doctor Who, Casualty, Jupiter Moon and Dark Knight. He is the son of the late economist and Communist Sam Aaronovitch, younger brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and British journalist David Aaronovitch.
As well as writing the Doctor Who serials Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield, he has also written three spin-off novels in the Virgin Publishing New Adventures range, a new Bernice Summerfield novel and several short stories for Big Finish Productions. He created the ongoing Doctor Who character Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, who has never appeared in the television series, but has appeared in various spin-offs. He is currently working as lead writer and script editor on the audio revival of the classic British space opera Blake's 7.
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