I read this book about 3-Nov-2007. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1974. This note was last modified Thursday, 22-May-2014 15:30:12 PDT.
This is book 5 of the "David Audley" series.
This note does not contain major spoilers for the book.
I've also got a general page on Anthony Price.
Grabbed this for something familiar to read as part of the process of recovering from Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
The strange part, where Paul is ingested by the bird (metaphorically), remains somewhat painful, but fascinating. He's remade quite quickly; or triggered to pursue goals he never knew he had. The Paul who shows up in later books is not the quiet safe researcher from the start of this one!