Hell To Pay by Simon R. GreenHell To Pay by Simon R. Green

Hell To Pay

bySimon R. Green

Mass Market Paperback | December 26, 2006

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The name’s John Taylor. I’m a PI, though what I really do is find things that are lost. I work the Nightside, the city within the city of London, where the sun never rises and where the human and inhuman go to get their kicks, provided they’re willing to pay the price in whatever currency the seller demands.
In the wake of the war that almost brought the Nightside to total ruin, there’s a power vacuum begging to be filled—and some think I should take charge. I don’t agree. Neither does the immortal known as the Griffin. Wealthy beyond reason, he has his own ideas about who should be running things. Still, when his granddaughter—and designated heir—is kidnapped, he calls on me to find her.
But someone—or some Thing—is blocking my special gift. So this time, I’m going to have to do my job the hard way. And quickly, or the Griffin will have to choose a new heir…
Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series,  Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.
Title:Hell To PayFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.74 × 4.16 × 0.71 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:Berkley Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441014607

ISBN - 13:9780441014606

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from And the story continues... At the start of the series, with 'Something From the Nightside,' you were introduced to John Taylor, a man with a very unique gift for a very unique place. The Nightside is a mirror place beneath and beside London, where it's always three in the morning, the moon is always full, and anything can be bought or sold - and let the buyer beware. Gods walk with devils, cars are often sentient (and hungry), and the future and the past leak to the present via timeslips. It's a dangerous place. And while he is in the Nightside, John Taylor can find anything, by using his special gift, a kind of sight that allows him to see whatever he is looking for, and find his way to it. The long mystery of who John Taylor is ended with the previous book in the series, 'Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth,' and 'Hell to Pay' picks up the tale thereafter. When an immortal man rumoured to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for immortality makes a will, the whole Nightside is abuzz. But when the inheritor is kidnapped, things get even more complicated, and the immortal hires John Taylor to find the heir. And there's a very short time limit. But when something shuts down John Taylor's power, suddenly John has to do something he's never done before: be a real detective, with nothing more than questions, investigations, and deductive reasoning. It's bound to be... deadly.
Date published: 2008-06-10

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Simon R. Green’s Novels of the Nightside:   “A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.” – Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files   “Fast paced and amusing, as well as packed with inventive details.”—The Denver Post   “Fast, fun, adventurous detection in a setting in which nearly anything’s possible.” – Booklist   “Sam Spade meets Sirius Black…inventively gruesome.” – Entertainment Weekly   “Superlative…An intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural.” – Publishers Weekly   “Readers who prefer their gore with huge melodramatic flourishes and a side of slyly amusing repartee will find Joh Taylor at least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden.” – Kirkus Reviews   “Cross The X-Files with The Twilight Zone, add a pinch of The Outer Limits and a dash of Eerie, Indiana, and one might have a glimmer of an idea what the Nightside is like.” – BookBrowser   “Totally enjoyable…take a vacation into the Nightside…just try not to get lost in it.” – Crimespree   “A captivating tale starring a heroic and endearing character whose thoughts when he is in danger are hilarious.” – Midwest Book Review    “Taylor is the Sam Spade for the twenty-first century, willing to stare down an angel, a demon, or a god. [The] Nightside has the meanest of the mean streets, and John Taylor is right at home there.” – Fantasy Literature