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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Anton Lesse Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sally Lockhart Mysteries Release Date:
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The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simple --and that the answers could cost her her life.

"Fraud, fire, and bloody murder pursue Sally Lockhart in a fine sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke. Sally, now 22, is in business as a financial consultant. When she and her friends challenge corrupt financial interests, they find themselves in a web of intrigue that stretches from fetid slums of the poor to the corporate offices of the richest man in Europe. Sally's detective work reveals the connections between corrupt power and broken lives. The action is fast, scenes are tight and dramatic, the language is vivid, and the wealth of minor characters are sharply individualized. An immensely entertaining thriller."--(starred) Booklist. Reading level: 6.7.  
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 2/16/2014

    " It's been a long time since I could say I "devoured" a book as I did this one. I put everything else aside last night to read it and didn't stop until I'd finished it after midnight. While I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Ruby in the Smoke, this book more than overshadows it. Pullman has created a wonderful cast of characters in Sally and her friends. Sally is 22 now and running her own financial consultant business, almost certainly the only woman in 1870s London with such a position. One of her clients has lost her savings in the failure if a shipping company that went belly up under very mysterious circumstances. At the same time Sally's friend Jim helps a magician escape from the clutches of a couple of thugs trying to kill him. What seem like two very different cases slowly intertwine, revealing a diabolical plot with global implications. The author manages to mix in spiritualism, early photography, politics, and armaments, not to mention love, death, and aristocrats facing bankruptcy. While the book is intended for young adults, it's a very mature book. I found the brutality of the villain shocking and Pullman doesn't shrink from putting the violence on the page. This will be a hard one to top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 2/10/2014

    " i can't remember if it was this book or the one after it, but this was when i realized (far before i read the amber spyglass, which pretty much destroyed me) that philip pullman can and will kill off characters you love for the sake of the story. god, i admire and fear authors that can do that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremy | 2/10/2014

    " A surprisingly decent read - very similar to Caleb Carr's books in that it's a well-paced historical mystery/adventure. Carr throws in more historical detail, but Pullman relates well the sense of struggle faced by a single intelligent woman who owns her own investment firm in 19th century London. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim Annabella | 2/6/2014

    " randomly picked it up, and after 50 pages put it down again. I liked his dark materials, not this. "

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