Publishers Tor have unveiled the cover for London Falling, the latest novel from Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell.
Cornell was responsible for TV stories Father’s Day, Human Nature and The Family of Blood as well as a number of ‘classic series’ novels in which he introduced companion Bernice Summerfield.
Other work includes scripts for BBC One’s Robin Hood and ITV’s Primeval plus the 2002 novel British Summertime.
In a blogpost Tor have the following to say about London Falling:
“Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal.
“Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law – until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a ‘suspect’ who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.
“As the group starts to see London’s ancient magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game – and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.
London Falling will be published in December 2012.