My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.
Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden ... and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.
The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it's falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
(p) 2011 Orion Publishing Group
Great narration too.
Nice start to a great series that introduces the main cast well
The fact that it actually based on the geographical location of London and that it to my knowledge uses places well and with great description with the fact (and throughout the whole series) uses the one way roads as a problem helps maintain suspense.
The ending is shocking but leads to great twists and turns in follow up books
This book is one that I desperately want to be turned into a tv show I think it make a great little show
Not fully downloaded
Can anyone tell me how many chapters there are as I’ve not got the whole audiobook . I’ve tried to get help via Apple support, who sent me myriad ways to solve the problem, none of which worked.