Author(s): Benedict Jacka
Diviner Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them-even if it means accepting a job with the Keepers, enforcing magical law.Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, Caldera, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.Once again caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, Alex will need all his abilities to figure out who his friends are-especially when enemies are hiding on all sides . . .
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Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list -- Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files A deft, thrill-ride of an urban fantasy - a stay-up-all-night read -- Patricia Briggs on FATED Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London -- Charles Stross on CHOSEN
Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he has studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.