By Ben Aaronovitch
My identify is Peter provide, and i'm a keeper of the key flame -- no matter what that is.
Truth be informed, there is a lot I nonetheless do not know. My improved Nightingale, formerly the final of England's wizardly governmental strength, is attempting to coach me right education for a magician's apprentice. yet even he does not have the entire solutions. in most cases i am only a constable sworn to implement the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional support from a few strange acquaintances and a well-placed fireplace blast. With the recent 12 months, i've got 3 major ambitions, a) move the detective examination so i will be able to formally develop into a DC, b) figure out what the hell my courting with Lesley Mai, an previous buddy from the strength and now fellow apprentice, is meant to be, and most significantly, c) get during the 12 months with no destroying a big landmark.
Two out of 3 isn’t undesirable, right?
A mutilated physique in Crawley capability one other assassin is at the unfastened. The top suspect is one Robert Weil, who may possibly both be a typical serial killer or an affiliate of the twisted magician often called the Faceless guy -- a guy whose earlier encounters i have slightly survived. i have additionally acquired a case a couple of city planner going lower than a tube teach and one other a couple of stolen grimoire.
But then i am getting observe of anything very atypical occurring in Elephant and chateau, on a housing property designed through a nutter, outfitted through charlatans, and inhabited through the actually determined. If there is a connection to the Crawley case, i will be coming into a few tough waters of juristiction with the neighborhood river spirits. we've a prickly heritage, to assert the least.
Just the common day for a magician constable.