The Rook (The Checquy Files)

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Winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. A witty, genre-bending, and wildly imaginative thriller about the secret organization keeping England - and the world - safe from supernatural threats (one staff meeting at a time). 'I love this book' Charlaine Harris 'Dear You, 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 corpses - all wearing latex gloves (and startled expressions). With no memory of who she is or how she got there, the only way she can discover her identity and escape those who want to destroy her is to follow the instructions in a series of letters left behind by her former self. She learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in the Checquy, a secret government agency that protects the world against supernatural threats while keeping the populace in the dark. In her quest to save herself and unmask a traitor, Myfanwy must learn to harness her own rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability, and thwart a conspiracy more vast than she could ever have imagined. Richly inventive, suspenseful and witty, tHE ROOK is for those who like their thrillers with a dash of sentient fungus and an efficient filing system. '[An] impressive debut, a supernatural detective thriller distinguished by its adept use of humour ...Dry wit, surprising reversals of fortune, and a clever if offbeat plot make this a winner.' Publishers Weekly

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Dan O'Malley graduated from Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in medieval history from Ohio State University. He then returned to his childhoom home, Australia. He now works for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writing press releases for government investigations of plane crashes and runaway boats.

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"O'Malley's narrative is peppered with sly humor, referential social commentary, and the ironic, double-layered self-awareness that will have genre fans believing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has joined "Ghostbusters"."-- Kirkus

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