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London Falling (London Falling, #1) - Paul Cornell
London Falling (London Falling, #1)
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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... show more
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. ‘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
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00AER81ZU
Publisher: Tor
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
Series: Shadow police (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 London Falling by Paul Cornell
Series: Shadow Police #1 I was tempted to drop this book at first, because I wasn’t enthralled with the hard-boiled gritty undercover cop operation it started it off with, but it moved past it after a couple chapters and became more interesting. Quill and his crew are thrown into a deep end with s...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "London Falling - Shadow Police #1" by Paul Cornell - Old bill vs Old Nick on the West Ham pitch
This is not your average American Urban Fantasy - twists of tropes for werewolves and vampires - spiced with will they / won't they romance and set-piece violence between the supernatural, fast-healing, combatants. This is your gritty "You're nicked, my son" London Coppers going under cover to hu...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
3.0
Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career when his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Now, the team must find a suspect who can bend space and time and alter memory itself, a suspect who will murder ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
5.0 London Falling, by Paul Cornell
What is it about London? It's gone from tribal village to Roman outpost to symbol of Britain. There are thousands of stories about the city and its people. The very stones bleed history, it seems, and you can't dig foundations for a new building without accidentally hitting a coin cache or a tomb or...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.0 Welcome to London, and beware!
It took me forever to get into this book. If it had not been a book I committed to review, I would have DNF'd it. Finally, I reached a breakthrough and I was able to finish it. It turned out to be good, but I feel the writing needed more work to be more accessible. I love British just about anything...
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