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By Daniel O'Malley

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded via useless our bodies. along with her reminiscence long gone, her simply wish of survival is to belief the directions left in her pocket via her former self. She quick learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a mystery company that protects the area from supernatural threats. yet there's a mole contained in the association and this individual wishes her dead.

As Myfanwy battles to avoid wasting herself, she encounters somebody with 4 our bodies, a girl who can input her desires, young ones remodeled into lethal opponents, and an unimaginably colossal conspiracy. Suspenseful and hilarious, THE ROOK is an outrageously artistic debut for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of crimson slime.

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I can’t think those are the folks entrusted with the safety of the state. She watched them dossier out and notion glumly approximately one other night spent below the disconcerting gaze of the Bishops. “… and people are our findings, gentlemen,” she concluded. She couldn’t support yet be a bit distracted by way of the 2 Bishops, who have been seated throughout from her. even if either have been appealing, they couldn’t were extra diverse. It wasn’t simply that Alrich seemed as though he was once 5 years more youthful than her whereas Grantchester used to be in his fifties. every thing approximately them represented diversified extremes. there has been anything alien and hypnotic approximately Bishop Alrich’s attractiveness. His good points appeared nearly gentle. His lips have been very pink and glistened within the lamplight. His eyes met and held hers. In that deep, excellent gaze Myfanwy stuck a glimpse of anything that was once either spell binding and scary. With an attempt she dragged her eyes clear of his and checked out Conrad Grantchester, who used to be taking swift notes on his digital organizer. while Alrich was once asexual, this guy used to be certainly masculine. He seemed like sophistication mixed both with lust, and there has been whatever interesting approximately his sardonic demeanour. It used to be like chatting with a sculpture and a sculptor. The silence dragged on for no less than a minute, and Alrich didn’t blink as soon as. She attempted taking a look down at her notepad after which sneaking a look at him, in simple terms to discover that he was once nonetheless watching her. Distracted via the 2 good-looking Bishops, she stored wasting her position in her notes and considering irrelevant eventualities. “I suggest, then, that we positioned opt for participants of the Apex evaluation employees onto the duty of working up a high-priority strategic threat analysis,” acknowledged Grantchester, having a look up from his stylus and PDA. “Such an research may aid us determine capability objectives and make allowance the correct safety features to be placed into position. “Rook Thomas, all new details that arises concerning the Grafters, no matter if it comes from the exam of this Van Syoc individual or the investigations of the Chevs and Rook Gestalt, might want to battle through to the Bishops in order that the research may be besides expert as possible,” persevered Grantchester. Myfanwy nodded and made a word. “Then, for the time being,” acknowledged the Bishop flippantly, “we shall easily let issues to spread. All viewers coming into the rustic will go through stringent exam. we've either Chevs and Rook Gestalt’s our bodies searching out extra intelligence. i'm convinced that we've got not anything to be anxious approximately. no longer but, besides. ” It sounded as though he have been rehearsing for his presentation to the Lord and woman. “Thank you, Rook Thomas. ” Grantchester stood up and left. Myfanwy grew to become to examine Alrich and observed with a begin that he was once long gone. Spooky. And it appears she used to be brushed aside. She checked out her watch; it used to be a section earlier 8. good, this had taken much less time than she had anticipated. possibly she will be in a position to watch a few truth tv that evening. 14 Bishop Conrad Grantchester If Gestalt rose to the court docket at the energy of its talents as a soldier and Eckhart as a result of his genius as a tactician, then Grantchester rose to energy in keeping with his abilities as a financier and diplomat.

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