Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Spy Who Haunted Me-Simon R. Green

The Spy Who Haunted Me
Simon R. Green
Roc, Jun 2009, $24.95
ISBN 9780451462725

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

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