It's The Artful Dodger, but not quite as you know him. He takes on a newer, and more exciting life when Terry Pratchett writes it. He’s older now, and he makes a living as a Tosher (finding things in the sewer); along with his usual talents. One day he comes to the rescue of a beautiful damsel in distress and becomes embroiled in a dark plot. She's hunted by some dangerous men, and since Dodger knows a thing or two about avoiding hunters he sets off to stop her pursuers.
Soon he finds himself in the unfamiliar, and uncomfortable, role of "hero". One thing leads to another and Dodger has to start asking himself if he’s turning into a good-guy after all. This cleverly told story keeps you guessing right up until the end.
Bookwyrm Rating: Appetizer