A brand-new novel in the bestselling RIVERS OF LONDON series!
Peter Grant was once the Met Police's first trainee wizard - yes, they exist - in fifty years. Now, he's facing fatherhood and a new job, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.
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.
Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter thinks it should be a doddle compared to his last job. But he doesn't know that a secret is hiding in the building.
A secret that stretches back to Lovelace and Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous...
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'A masterfully crafted world gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' The Sun
'Full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London!' Nick Frost
'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' The Times
Highly entertaining - Sunday Express
Funny and wildly inventive - Mail on Sunday
Masterfully crafted ... gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money - The Sun
Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London - Nick Frost
Charming, witty, exciting - Independent
An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups - The Times
Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria's premiere arts and cultural festival, The Ake Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.