The Furthest Station

The Furthest Station

Book - 2017
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There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But now there's a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive and seem to be looking for something.Enter PC Peter Grant junior member of the Metropolitan Police's Special Assessment unit a.k.a. The Folly a.k.a. the only police officers whose official duties include ghost hunting. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, he must brave the terrifying the crush of London's rush hour to find the source of the ghosts.Joined by Peter's wannabe wizard cousin, a preschool river god and Toby the ghost hunting dog their investigation takes a darker tone as they realise that a real person's life might just be on the line.And time is running out to save them.With this new novella, bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch has crafted yet another wickedly funny and surprisingly affecting chapter in his beloved Rivers of London series.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781596068339
Branch Call Number: AARO
Characteristics: 139 pages

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JBFARRELL
Apr 05, 2018

This is a novella in the excellent Peter Grant series. As for the books in the series it is a stand alone story with some of the major characters appearing. It is easier to understand if you have read the previous novels but if not, it is still a great story. Peter, a very junior member of "the Folly", the department of the London Metropolitan Police tasked with ensuring that magic users, ghosts, local deities etc do not break the law, (well junior member in that there is only one other member and he is both old and powerful) carries out various police tasks the main thread of which are triggered by a series of ghosts accosting people on the commuter trains to warn them of a trapped princess. Peter liaises with various other police groups while trying to balance the promise he previously made to his frighteningly precocious young cousin Abigail that he would teach her magic if she passed her O levels in Latin with his apprentice obligations to his "not master", gaffer.

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