Okay, just four more needed before the end of June to keep me on track for the thirty books this year - it may be possible after all.

I think was by far my favourite Spook’s Apprentice book yet. The story takes him out of his usual setting in the County which makes things a bit more interesting as it also means he has to contend with new friends and also new enemies.

His new friend is a different Spook, Bill Arkwright, and his new enemies are mainly water-based as opposed to the land-dwellers he has had to deal with in the past.