London Falling (Paperback)Paul Cornell (author)
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`He's gone and written a novel too! I suspect it will be just as good as everything else he's written, and that's not fair at all.' - George R R Martin
London Falling by Paul Cornell is an exciting urban gothic mystery, where dark powers gather in the battle for London's streets.
The dark is rising . . . Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack's murder is normal.
Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.
As the group starts to see London's sinister magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game - and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 25 mm
'London Falling is a much grittier vision of a gothic, fantasy London, well balanced between its depiction of the city's criminal underworld and a horrifying fantasy reality that for most of the novel lurks just at the edges of sight. Its take on the crime genre is less The Bill, more The Sweeney' Guardian
`Realistic banter, original twists; a nifty debut' Daily Telegraph
The Shadow Police series is the quintessential British contemporary fantasy, full of grit and magic and wonderful things. Paul Cornell is a national treasure * Adam Christopher *
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