My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret
flame—whatever that is.
Truth be told, there’s a lot I still don’t know. My superior
Nightingale, previously the last of England’s wizardly governmental force, is
trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician’s apprentice. But even he
doesn’t have all the answers. Mostly I’m just a constable sworn to enforce the
new year, I have three main objectives: pass the detective exam so I can
officially become a DC; work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley
Mai—an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice—is supposed to be,
and most importantly; and get through the year without destroying a major
Two out of three isn’t bad, right?
A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the
loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial
killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man—a man
whose previous encounters I’ve barely survived. I’ve also got a case about a
town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire.
But then I get word of something very odd happening in
Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by
charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there’s a connection to
the Crawley case, I’ll be entering some tricky waters of jurisdiction with the
local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least.
Just the typical day for a magician constable. Download and start listening now!