Ein grausiger Mord, mitten in London. Am Tatort macht der junge Polizist Peter Grant eine Entdeckung. Der einzige Zeuge ist – ein Geist. Peter Grant wird Zauberlehrling. Im Dienst der Polizei jagt er den Mörder. Aber der Unbekannte schlägt zurück…
Da kommt er aus dem Schatten der Säule.
Er ist durchsichtig. Er sieht aus wie ein richtiger Mensch.
Aber er ist durchsichtig. Verdammt noch mal!
Ich kann durch ihn hindurchsehen.
The regular German edition of DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON is published by DTV. DTV has published all of the Peter Grant novels to date in Germany: SCHWARZER MOND ÜBER SOHO, EIN WISPERN UNTER BAKER STREET, DER BÖSE ORT and FINGERHUT-SOMMER. The sixth novel is due to be published in 2017, as DER GALGEN VON TYBURN.
My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit — we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to — and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.
Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden… and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.
The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos — or die trying.