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Nightside #12: The Bride Wore Black Leatherby Simon R Green
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The name is Bond, Shaman Bond. Better known as Drood, Eddie Drood. Yes, Im one of those Droods—the family whove been keeping the forces of evil contained in the shadows for as long as humans have walked the earth.
Recently I suffered a slight case of death, but thanks to Molly, my best girl (who happens to be a powerful witch), I got over that right quick. Unfortunately my family wasnt so lucky. In my absence, Drood Hall was destroyed and all my relatives were killed. Which left me as the last of the Droods.
I didnt much like being the Last Drood, I can tell you—and then I realized that things werent as they seemed. Someone had activated a dimensional engine, sending my Drood Hall off to an alternate Earth, replacing it with a burnt-out doppelgänger. My family is still alive out there. Somewhere.
And nothings going to stop me from finding them .
"Green's superlative 12th Nightside novel (after 2011's A Hard Day's Knight), set in a world 'hidden deep in the dark and dangerous heart of London,' ratchets up the stakes for series protagonist John Taylor in an intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural. Taylor has been designated the new 'Walker,' the public face of the rulers of the Nightside, so he begins wrapping up his personal investigation business. Then an anonymous e-mail sends Taylor to the Ball of Forever; the guest list is limited to immortals, but a killer manages to strike one down. As Taylor hunts the culprit, he learns that a powerful entity seeks to destroy the entire Nightside. The pace never flags and the sardonic Chandleresque narration ('She didn't lose her innocence; she threw it away with both hands, first chance she got') is perfectly suited to the Nightside's fantastical mean streets. Agent: JABberwocky Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, is the Nightside. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites...
My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home, and Iandrsquo;ve got a brand new full-time job there (in addition to my private eye work) as Walkerandmdash;the Voice of the Authorities. Iandrsquo;m also marrying the love of my life, Suzie Shooter, the Nightsideandrsquo;s most fearsome bounty-hunter. But nothing comes easy here. Not life. Not death. And for certain, not happily-ever-after.
Before I can say andldquo;I do,andrdquo; I have one more case to solve as a private eyeandmdash;and my first assignment as Walker. Both jobs would be a lot easier to accomplish if I werenandrsquo;t on the run, from friends and enemies alike. And if my bride-to-be werenandrsquo;t out to collect the bounty on my head...
About the Author
Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in England and writes full-time.
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