1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Supernatural derring do with nasty twists,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Hunter's Moon (Gollancz S.F.) (Hardcover)
This book reminded me very much what James Bond might have been like if written by HP Lovecraft. Or perhaps if Ian Fleming had written At the Mountains of Madness.
The protagonist, a magician we only know as Jack, works for a branch of Government so secret that even he doesn't know what it's called. His job - to hunt down users of magic who might have evil designs on the State . His tools - knife, gun, plastic explosive and a rather unpleasant book of Latin spells. The corners he gets into - deeply unpleasant.
It's a rattling story with many twists and turns but not much subtlety in the plot. Entertaining, but overall I prefer Charles Stross's Laundry series. Also in places a bit explicity for my taste, but each to their own.