The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories Series #3)

The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories Series #3)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Daemons are Forever is back...

Eddie Drood's clan has been watching mankind's back for ages. And now he's in charge of the whole kit and caboodle. But it's not going to be an easy gig...

Legendary Independent Agent Alexander King is on his deathbed, and he's looking to bestow all his priceless secrets to

Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of Daemons are Forever is back...

Eddie Drood's clan has been watching mankind's back for ages. And now he's in charge of the whole kit and caboodle. But it's not going to be an easy gig...

Legendary Independent Agent Alexander King is on his deathbed, and he's looking to bestow all his priceless secrets to a worthy successor. To decide, King has challenged six competitors-including Eddie-to solve five mysteries all around the world, figuring that along the way they'll backstab each other until only one remains. Eddie has got to win at all costs, because King holds the most important secret of all to the Droods-the identity of the traitor in their midst...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Green's bright, fast-paced third Eddie "Shaman Bond" Drood adventure (after 2008's Daemons Are Forever) opens with rumors of a traitor undermining the Drood family's efforts to guard humanity against paranormal and mystical threats. Complicating matters, legendary agent Arthur King is dying without an heir. Eddie joins a group of other agents in tackling King's challenge: solve five of mankind's greatest mysteries and learn King's secrets, including the traitor's name. Engaging, well-crafted quests take the team from Loch Ness to Roswell, where Eddie is forced to choose between saving humanity and recovering the information his family desperately needs. Though some supporting characters are clearly meant to be disposable, Eddie makes a likable hero, and fans will enjoy following him through this surprisingly complex mystery. (June)

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Kirkus Reviews
The final installment in Green's urban-fantasy trilogy. This volume, which follows The Man With the Golden Torc (2007) and Daemons Are Forever (2008), again features the super-secret agent Eddie Drood (aka Shaman Bond), a member of a family that has protected humanity from the forces of darkness-monsters, vampires, aliens and the like-for two millennia. Drood is contacted by legendary Independent Agent Alexander King, who is on his deathbed. King wants to share his years of knowledge, but only with one of six secret agents, who must together solve five supernatural mysteries around the world. Drood, along with agents with names like Honey Lake and Lethal Harmony, are teleported to investigate the Loch Ness Monster, among other mysteries. As usual, the narrative moves at a fast clip and the sarcasm flows freely. Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magical powers and a generous dash of dry wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451463388
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Secret Histories Series , #3
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. A resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England, he is currently working on the next Deathstalker novel.

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The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
This story's plot and outcome are predictable from the beginning of Eddie's quest. Only two things kept me reading: the participation of the delightfully droll and urbane Walker (from Green's Nightside series); and, the humorous, (occasionally witty), comments from Eddie and/or Walker. Besides Walker and Eddie, the other characters are shallow. plastic and dull. Further, the plot is a bit of a snore. I prefer a story which surprises, engages and/or challenges, not a tale about a trite competition solving a string of cliche mysteries. (Note, the more compelling mysteries which concern the identity of the Drood family traitor and the circumstances surrounding the death of Eddie's and Molly's respective parents are mentioned and, then, left unresolved.) If you like the series, I suggest you wait until this book comes out in paperback. The hardcover cost is too high a price to pay for this marginally entertaining tale.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The dedicated Drood family understands their mission is to protect mankind from paranormal assaults. However, there appears to be a traitor amidst the Drood brood; shaking the family to its core as none has ever betrayed the trust. Eddie "Shaman Bond" Drood vows to learn who the seditious agent is and the deadly duplicity one way or another.------------ However, Eddie is forced to put aside his personal quest as the fabled Arthur King is dying without an heir; forcing Eddie and several other agents to try to solve the King's riddles. Revealing five of humanity's most puzzling mysteries will lead to uncovering the King's secrets and to his surprise help identify the traitor.------------------------ The quests take Eddie and his intrepid team to some of the more famous mysterious locales like Roswell. However, the key to this superb investigative urban fantasy is the choices Eddie must make between resolving his family's needs and saving mankind from destruction. The mystery subplot is clever and fun to follow as that is the avenue Eddie travels in unlocking the King's secrets, but the stops along the way in which he is forced into several Hobson Choices make Simon R. Green's latest Brood crew thriller (see THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC and DAEMONS ARE FOREVER) an excellent adventure.---------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am adoring this series. I love that he is crossing over with his other books in it. Can not wait until I can get the next one. Now off to lunch and then to read one of my other birthday books. =)
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LindaC49 More than 1 year ago
One of his best
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