Wolfhound Century (Hardback)
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A thousand miles east of Mirgorod, the great capital city of the Vlast, deep in the ancient forest, lies the most recent fallen angel, its vast stone form half-buried and fused into the rock by the violence of impact. As its dark energy leeches into the crash site, so a circle of death expands around it, slowly - inexorably - killing everything it touches. Alone in the wilderness, it reaches out with its mind. The endless forest and its antique folklore are no concern to Inspector Vissarion Lom, summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist - and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown terrorism with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head at the children's home. Lom's investigation reveals a conspiracy that extends to the top echelons of the party. When he exposes who - or rather what - is the controlling intelligence behind this, it is time for the detective to change sides. Pursued by rogue police agents and their man-crushing mudjhik, Lom must protect Kantor's step-daughter Maroussia, who has discovered what is hidden beneath police headquarters: a secret so ancient that only the forest remembers. As they try to escape the capital and flee down river, elemental forces are gathering. The earth itself is on the move.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575130531
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 239 x 160 x 29 mm

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“Won't be reading the sequel”

One of the most unsatisfying books I've read in a long time.

Check out my blog for my full review: http://tubchairtimes.blogspot.ca/2013/04/wolfhound-century-peter-higgins.html

Paperback edition
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“Unique and very readable”

An interesting mix of genre come together in this book and make for a unique and readable story. Part spy story, part sci-fi, I enjoyed reading something fresh and original with an unpredictable plot. The book ends on... More

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“Something for everyone.”

This book has everything: giants, angels, mystery, crime; all based in a timeless world that appears to be run like Russia was in the last century. Morals abound. Strange creatures appear. Good tries to overcome... More

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