Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from... show more
Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization and this person wants her dead.As Myfanwy battles to save herself, she encounters a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and an unimaginably vast conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously inventive debut for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: The Checquy Files (#1)
I was reminded I had this book gathering virtual dust in my Kindle when I saw a trailer for the upcoming Starz series. You can watch the trailer here. And then start to read this book. And then you can be as confused as I was. See, the trailer makes it look like a Bourne Identity-like mystery thri...
So it only took me a year plus to read this thing. It was a birthday gift from my hubby last year. It was not something on my wishlist; he went off-script and picked this out himself (with help from staff at B&N). It's not something I would have picked for myself; however that's not to say that I...
Picture an England where folks with paranormal powers are members of a secret government agency to protect the unsuspecting populace from what goes bump in the night. Now picture what happens when there is a mole, a traitor, within the ranks. Our protagonist Myfanwy Thomas opens her eyes standin...
The Rook frustrated me for the first 40 pages or so. I was expecting a serious mystery with a supernatural twist, but this crazy author kept trying to be light every time things were getting heavy. What the heck? Doesn't this guy know how to write a proper serious mystery with a supernatural tw...
I had no idea what to expect when I started this book. A friend read it, didn't tell me anything about it, and I didn't read the blurb before I dove in. I didn't even look very closely at the cover, which would have given me some clues. I did later see that someone had compared it to X-Men meets X-F...