Lies Sleeping

, #7

hardcover, 304 pages

Published Nov. 19, 2018 by DAW.

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In London, the past is never dead. It only lies sleeping... 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 …

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Wow! This book reads super fast and is difficult to put down. It’s also not the place for a person to start this series as a few of the running plot lines come to a head.

Peter’s magic dampening holding cell is an interesting new development and makes me wonder if Molly can create something similar at the folly. Would they have been able to hold Chorley? Hmmm…

I like that we now know Leslie’s motivation for teaming up with The Faceless Man. It was never as simple as getting her face back, and now I’m interested to see where that anger will carry her in future books. I’d be surprised if Aaronovitch just abandoned a complex character like Leslie. She’s a bit of an antihero.

I’m not sure if I missed it, but I really would like to know what Chorley expected to happen if his plan had succeeded? …

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