In the sixth novel in Simon R. Green's Nightside series, private detective John Taylor is the only thing standing between his megalomaniacal mother and the destruction of the Nightside - the dark, hidden heart of London that he calls home.
Private eye John Taylor is facing his most dangerous foe yet: his mother. She created the Nightside, and now she intends to obliterate it.
The Nightside is the dark heart of London - a dark, shady place, full of dark, shady characters, a corrupt place, where both dreams and nightmares come true, where anything can be bought for the right price, and where it is forever 3 a.m.
But to private detective John Taylor the Nightside is home, and he won't allow his home to be destroyed - even if he has to defeat his own mother to save it.
He is the only person able to stop her from exterminating the Nightside, a place that she created, but he fears that, whatever action he takes, the Nightside - and the rest of the world - will be doomed.
Nothing is ever simple.
Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth is the sixth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, where he now lives after some years in Leicester studying for his MA in Modern English and American Literature; he also studied history and has a combined Humanities degree. After years of rejections, he sold seven novels at once, just two days after he started working at Bilbo's Bookshop in Bath, after three and a half years of unemployment. The following year, he hit the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists with the novelisation of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which has sold more than 370,000 copies, and continues to sell. His bestselling novels span fantasy, space opera and horror, and include the Deathstalker, Nightside, Ghost Finders, Secret History and Hawk and Fisher series. He is currently working on a new Deathstalker novel.