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Midnight Riot

Midnight Riot

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By (author) Ben Aaronovitch

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 25mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 034552425X
  • ISBN 13: 9780345524256
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Sales rank: 26,489

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Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

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Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC television's legendary "Doctor Who," for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. He has also penned several groundbreaking TV tie-in novels. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is "Midnight Riot," the debut adventure of Peter Grant.

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"Fresh, original and a wonderful read. I loved it."--Charlaine Harris ""Midnight Riot" is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. It is a hilarious, keenly imagined caper."--Diana Gabaldon "Filled with detail and imagination . . . Aaronovitch is a name to watch."--Peter F. Hamilton "The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter." --io9.com "Aaronovitch has created a fun and funny character in Grant, who displays wit more than snark (a welcome attitude) and shows he can think on his feet. . . . It's a great start to what will hopefully be a long series of adventures."--SFrevu.com