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When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers and the bureaucratic finesse to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and The Grafters a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 583 pages ;,25 cm.
Custom Field2: "A novel of very secret special agents"--Cover.


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Second in the Rook series, I think this may even be better than the first. It's a shoo-in for a Best of 2017 list. Already.

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Aug 18, 2019

Excellent story, plot and follow on from Rook.
These books are far far better than the idjit tv series supposedly produced from them.

RandomLibrarian Aug 14, 2019

Review excerpt: "'The Rook' and 'Stiletto' are fantasy novels that take place in modern Britain. They are not romances. However, if you love women characters who kick ass in a variety of ways (physical, supernatural, scientific, and otherwise), and you love strong fantasy world building, you’ll eat these right up. I had actually forgotten a lot of what happened in 'The Rook' by the time I read 'Stiletto', and I was able to keep up, so I suspect you could jump into 'Stiletto' first. I don’t recommend it though, because the first book is so amazeballs that you won’t want to miss it and it does set up the whole storyline of 'Stiletto'."

Apr 22, 2018

Feast your eyes on colourful, riotous action. Super science and supernatural collide.

Jul 19, 2017

Love this series!

Apr 19, 2017

The Rook is better. However, this is still a fun book. I hope there will be more (next stop America...the Croatoan?)

Apr 15, 2017

I loved The Rook!! This sequel was a weak follow up. The characters and the storylines overlapping and so overwritten. I couldn't finish it.

Dec 09, 2016

I love the world and the powers that come with it and enjoyed the stepping away from Myfanny Thomas' perspective. It's quite easy to see that this will not be the end of the series with the loose ends at the end of the book.

This is a sequel to The Rook (so this book will definitely make more sense if you read The Rook first). I had been wondering if this book would be as enjoyable as the first one, and when I picked it up and noted how big it was, I was a little concerned. However, from the very first chapter forward, I was hooked and enjoying myself immensely. I enjoy O'Malley's snarky sense of humor and dry wit, and how he writes things like, "Joe, meanwhile, had been so absorbed by the Curious Incident of the Sporadically Vaporous Asian Woman in the Alleyway that he's missed his friend's discommoding behind him." I snickered to myself a few times, and found that I was frequently surprised by the story (which is nice, because I wasn't always able to predict what was going to happen).

Sep 09, 2016

I thought this was a fun book. My only issue with it was that it was overly long winded in parts. A good 100 pages or so could have been cut without impacting anything. Overall though, I'd recommend this book for a fun airplane/beach read.

ArapahoeSheena Aug 07, 2016

I loved The Rook and have been waiting impatiently for the sequel and it didn't let me down. This book is told in 3 point of views instead of the previous book's 1 but it works as you need the information that each person gives you. It has all the fun and craziness of the first book in a story that forces enemies together to solve the threat to their newfound peace.

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Dec 09, 2016

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