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.