By Daniel O'Malley
"The physique you're donning was once mine." So starts the letter Myfanwy Thomas is retaining whilst she awakes in a London park surrounded by means of our bodies all donning latex gloves. without recollection of who she is, Myfanwy needs to stick with the directions her former self left in the back of to find her id and song down the brokers who are looking to wreck her.
She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a mystery association known as the Chequy that battles the numerous supernatural forces at paintings in Britain. She additionally discovers that she possesses an extraordinary, most likely lethal supernatural skill of her personal.
In her quest to discover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters someone with 4 our bodies, an aristocratic girl who can input her desires, a mystery education facility the place young children are reworked into lethal warring parties, and a conspiracy extra giant than she ever may have imagined.
Filled with characters either interesting and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly creative, suspenseful, and infrequently wry mystery that marks an bold debut from a promising younger author.
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The silence dragged on for a minimum of a minute, and Alrich didn’t blink as soon as. She attempted having a look down at her notepad after which sneaking a look at him, simply to discover that he was once nonetheless watching her. Distracted by way of the 2 good-looking Bishops, she stored wasting her position in her notes and contemplating irrelevant eventualities. “I suggest, then, that we placed choose individuals of the Apex review employees onto the duty of operating up a high-priority strategic threat analysis,” stated Grantchester, having a look up from his stylus and PDA. “Such an research could aid us establish capability goals and make allowance the right kind security features to be positioned into position. “Rook Thomas, all new details that arises in regards to the Grafters, no matter if it comes from the exam of this Van Syoc individual or the investigations of the Chevs and Rook Gestalt, might want to wade through to the Bishops in order that the research should be besides educated as possible,” persevered Grantchester. Myfanwy nodded and made a word. “Then, for the time being,” acknowledged the Bishop evenly, “we shall easily permit issues to spread. All viewers coming into the rustic will go through stringent exam. we now have either Chevs and Rook Gestalt’s our bodies searching out extra intelligence. i'm convinced that we have got not anything to be anxious approximately. now not but, besides. ” It sounded as though he have been rehearsing for his presentation to the Lord and woman. “Thank you, Rook Thomas. ” Grantchester stood up and left. Myfanwy grew to become to examine Alrich and observed with a commence that he was once long past. Spooky. And it seems that she used to be disregarded. She checked out her watch; it used to be a piece previous 8. good, this had taken much less time than she had anticipated. might be she will be capable of watch a few truth tv that evening. 14 Bishop Conrad Grantchester If Gestalt rose to the court docket at the power of its skills as a soldier and Eckhart as a result of his genius as a tactician, then Grantchester rose to energy according to his abilities as a financier and diplomat. in the end, the Checquy staff is not only a military, a college, a jail, or a examine facility—it is all of this stuff, and extra. an individual has to maintain song of every thing, make certain it’s all operating correct and that the accounts are paid. That’s the place humans like Grantchester and me are available in. Conrad Grantchester didn't subscribe to the Checquy till he used to be good into his thirties. He used to be born to an upper-middle-class kinfolk in London and attended Eton earlier than occurring to the collage of Geneva. He used to be well known, even supposing he didn't participate in any extracurricular actions except slicing a slightly vast swath via his lady friends. At college, he unusual himself in his stories of legislations and finance. After he graduated, a number of intelligence organizations (including the Checquy) attempted to recruit him into their provider, yet Grantchester was once no longer . All stories agreed that he used to be rather formidable yet didn't carry any political ideologies to which somebody may attraction. in its place, Grantchester entered the realm of cash and revenue. His paintings with an funding company proved that once he wasn’t shagging ladies with lengthy hair and brief skirts, Grantchester had picked up an outstanding schooling.