There has been no need for detection in Basle since the invention of the tracers, tiny motes in the air which can reveal the slightest illegality. But now the city is being rent by a spate of murders. Once again, Roberta Morgenstern and Clément Martineau are on the trail, caught up in the devil's dance.
A new killer, bound to the will of the winds, is committing a series of terrible and violent crimes. Not only this, but the rain is incessant and water levels are rising. Soon the dams will be breached, and all Basle will be underwater. High-speed chases across roof-tops and through winding streets lead Roberta and Clément to the Queen of the Gypsies, the pirates of the lagoon, and finally to their fateful meeting with the deadly Baron of the Mists ...
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Dance of the Assassins: 'Very dark, utterly addictive and simply brilliant.' ( The Bookseller)
This is a gloriously silly comic book of a novel which manages, in passing, to be sweet-natured, smart and flashy. ( Time Out London)
A thrilling tale ... an unusual and beautifully written story and my favourite children's book of 2004. ( Books for Keeps, Best Stories of 2004)
Another thrilling read ( What's on in London)
Victorian London, seventeenth-century Paris, Renaissance Venice and Montezuma's Mexico are the places where Hervé Jubert has choreographed his ballet, with the hand of a master ... the result is a devilish dance which confirms the exceptional talent of its creator. Don't hesitate, join the dance ... ( Le Monde)
It's compelling stuff, with some ingenious plotting, plenty of twists, a cast of vividly memorable characters and a number of wonderfully evocative set-pieces. ( SFX magazine)
An original novel ( Sunday Morning Post)
Welcome to the future. Welcome to Basle, where for generations, technology has made the world a crime-free zone ... until now. Once again, our intrepid detective duo negotiate the dangers of the virtual cities of the future ...
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Book Description Eos, 2006. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Tra. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060777214
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