By Ben Aaronovitch
The track. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter furnish first notices whilst he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped useless of a center assault whereas enjoying a gig at Soho’s 606 membership. The notes of the outdated jazz general are emerging from the body—a convinced signal that anything in regards to the man’s dying used to be in no way usual yet as an alternative supernatural.
Body and soul—they’re additionally what Peter will threat as he investigates a development of comparable deaths in and round Soho. With the aid of his more desirable officer, Detective leader Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the final registered wizard in England, and the help of attractive jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will discover a dangerous magical menace—one that leads correct to his personal doorstep and to the squandered promise of a tender jazz musician: a skilled trumpet participant named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise referred to as Peter’s expensive outdated dad.
From the Paperback edition.