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The Unnatural Inquirer: A Novel of The Nightside by Simon R. Green
Review by Drew Bittner
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015580
Date: 02 January 2008 List Price $21.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

What if a DVD contained absolute proof of the afterlife? What would that be worth?

The Nightside's most formidable private eye is about to find out the hard way.

That's the situation in The Unnatural Inquirer, the new Nightside novel by Simon R. Green. In the wake of a massive war and a reshuffling of the social order, the Nightside is in some turmoil, but some things never change -- especially John Taylor being drawn into the middle of the worst trouble for the "dark heart of London".

From official release/information:

From back of book: My new client can certainly afford me. The editor of the Unnatural Inquirer, the Nightside's most notorious gossip rag (the one everyone pretends not to read), has offered me one million pounds to find a man named Pen Donavon, who claims to have evidence of the Afterlife--picked up on a television broadcast and burned onto DVD. The Inquirer made Donavan a sweet deal for exclusive rights. Then both he and the disc vanished.

I don't know if the disc is on the level, but a job's a job (and a million pounds is a million pound). Trouble is, not only are all of the usual suspects pretty dangerous individuals, but it's beginning to look like someone else--someone very powerful--is on the trail, too. And who--or what--ever it is, is deadly determined to find the disc first...

(Source: Ace)

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