William and Charles are two boys who do not quite fit in the school's ethos of superiority and privilege, although both come from that class. They leave the school on holiday. to visit William's family and meet his half-sister who has trained herself to not issue smoke...or any human feeling. But the family hides deep secrets, among them insanity andan illegal, even deadly, laboratory. The plot spins into another, darker, dimension as someone tries to murder the trio. The chase takes them below ground, then to London, the epicenter of all sin. Many-layered, surprisingly topical despite its exotic facade, this is one to savor. Perfect for a book club. It's a 5+. And I'll bet we'll see a movie (starring, no doubt, Tom Hanks as the villainous puppet master).
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