The Eleventh Plague has gone and of course it’s the worst of the plagues, the one so horrifying that it was deemed to awful to release upon the Egyptians all those years ago and the one that had been carefully stowed away for over 2 millennia.. Whoever’s nicked it can’t be up to much good with it and it’s probably a good idea to get it back pretty damned smartish.
Death 221 is charged with finding and returning the plague before it is released on the world and who better to help him than his faithful sidekicks Guardian Angel Jenny, Trainee Vengeance Angel Reg and mere mortal Norris.. They’re joined on this quest by Angelic Times reporter Eleri and Crossword boffin Professor Bostok which is probably a good job as they’ll need all the help they can get.
David has a wonderful writing style, it’s almost as though he’s sitting next to you, reading a story out loud, one he’s told a hundred times over but one that changes subtly each and every time. It draws you in and makes the book a personal thing, a private thing, just between you and the author, an experience no other reader will get because their book is just a little bit different. This one has a Dan Brown/ Terry Pratchett feel about it, without it being a mere copy, there’s plenty of originality to keep it from being just fan fiction and making it a success in its own right.