False Value: Book 8 in the #1 bestselling Rivers of London series (A Rivers of London novel)

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False Value: Book 8 in the #1 bestselling Rivers of London series (A Rivers of London novel)

False Value: Book 8 in the #1 bestselling Rivers of London series (A Rivers of London novel)

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This is a glimpse of what I would have liked to see in the event he and Martin Chorley go head-to-head, but of course that’s not a possibility anymore… or is it? Peter Grant, a magical investigator for the London police force, goes undercover, and this book is a pretty awesome mix of magic, intrigue, and high-tech mystery. Things are popping up that the reader has no idea where they came from, and not in the "First time the characters see it" sort of way, but in the "We encountered this previously" way.

Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner’s new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation. So good that I’m no longer side-eyeing all those other things Ben Aaronovitch worked on last year instead of this book.Her erotic short story, “Kiss of Life,” appears in the Berkley anthology AGONY/ECSTASY under the pen name Lily Daniels. While the beginning can be a tad bit confusing (it jumps back and forth between months), the opening really sucks you into the story.

Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. I have been a HUGE fan of Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series since I stumbled across Book 1 ( Rivers of London) many years ago. I begged for them to stop - and for context, here are a couple of shirts that I actually own and proudly wear: - Has Peter always been this.

That he so appreciates the value of the audio editions is wonderful, as a listener, because it all helps combat the snobbishness that still lingers around the format when compared to print. Unfortunately, Aaronovitch decides to use a convoluted, back-and-forth timeline in the first part of the book to increase suspense, which is unnecessary and annoying. So far, Peter is working undercover security at a tech firm whose quirky founder has referenced Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in all his organizational roles and policies.

She even comes to London for a few days for the express purpose of escorting the librarians back across the pond. Sometimes when I put my ear against the Bulge [Bev's stomach] and closed my eyes I’d swear I could hear the twins singing. As a series wends on, satisfying the readerly demand of "each one different from all the others" grows almost as hard to satisfy as "each one better than all the others.My mistake was reading it too quickly the first time, so I had to read it again slower the second time and was able to savor all the finer points that made this book such a great addition to the series as a whole. It’s a transitional tale where almost everyone who has ever appeared seemed to pop up or be referenced, in addition to a vast number of new people, new organisations and new places.

From the very start, we get knee-deep in many Douglas Adams homages almost immediately after getting a very emotional reference bot Bowie.Chin is Chinese-American, Sahra Guleed is Muslim, and Victor, one of Peter’s co-workers at SCC, is trans. Aaronovitch refreshes the well here by sending London police detective Peter Grant undercover at a high tech corp with questionable dealings of a possibly supernatural nature. I did appreciate the explanation Peter gives at one point about how ‘magic’ might force he and Bev’s relationship into different places, but I think that one’s out of the barn, so to speak. If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams – don’t panic – you will love Ben Aaronovitch’s imaginative, irreverent and all-round incredible novels.



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