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The Spy Who Haunted Me
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The Spy Who Haunted Me
Secret Histories Series, Book 3
When it comes to supernatural intrigue, nobody does it better than New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

Eddie Drood, at your service. For generations my family has been keeping humanity safe from the wicked, the nasty, and the generally not-nice inhuman predators who feed on people’s fear and misery. No one kicks evil arse better than us Droods—especially yours truly.
          
 In fact, my arse-kicking skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, Independent Agent extraordinaire, who spent a lifetime doing anything and everything—for the right price. Now he’s on his deathbed, looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a worthy successor.
           
To decide, King challenges six competitors—myself included—to solve five mysteries all around the world, figuring that along the way we’ll backstab one another until only one remains. But I’ve got to win at all costs, because King holds the most important secret of all to the Droods: the identity of the traitor in our midst.
When it comes to supernatural intrigue, nobody does it better than New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green.

Eddie Drood, at your service. For generations my family has been keeping humanity safe from the wicked, the nasty, and the generally not-nice inhuman predators who feed on people’s fear and misery. No one kicks evil arse better than us Droods—especially yours truly.
          
 In fact, my arse-kicking skills have come to the attention of the legendary Alexander King, Independent Agent extraordinaire, who spent a lifetime doing anything and everything—for the right price. Now he’s on his deathbed, looking to bestow all of his priceless secrets to a worthy successor.
           
To decide, King challenges six competitors—myself included—to solve five mysteries all around the world, figuring that along the way we’ll backstab one another until only one remains. But I’ve got to win at all costs, because King holds the most important secret of all to the Droods: the identity of the traitor in our midst.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 6, 2009
    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.

  • Kirkus

    April 15, 2009
    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.

    (COPYRIGHT (2009) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

  • Booklist

    May 1, 2009
    Eddie Drood is back, in a contest with five up-and-comers in the spy game. Legendary independent agent Alexander King, on his deathbed, has devised a contest, the winner of which will get his secrets, lest they expire with him. The Drood family is roped into competing by hints that King knows who the traitor in its bosom is; the other five contestants, by promises of fame, glory, and whatever else they desire. Eddie and his fellow contestants range round the world to solve some of the greatest mysteries ever, from the truth about Nessie to that about Roswell, yet only one will win. King assumes they will backstab each other, and hes not entirely wrong. The Droods need to know who their traitor is, so Eddie will do everything necessary to win. Theres more to the contest than simple mysteries, however, and Eddie gets to the bottom of things with style and a particularly cynical sense of humor. Series-spinner Greens Drood books are fun, funny, and action-packed, and Eddie is one of his most entertaining creations.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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