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"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.

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The Rook
April 26th, 2015
Wow. This is really good. Well written with great twists and turns. When you think you have figured it out something happens and it changes again. Hard to put down. Loved it
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Original and funny!
October 26th, 2013
If you like Charles Stross's Laundry series then you should love this. This is a spy thriller mystery with a heroine with a dry sense of humor.
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The Rook
March 17th, 2013
Decent first novel - a bit draggy in parts. Definite nod to Torchwood sans the Captain. Looking forward to the next book.
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