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

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

by Simon R. Green

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101057575
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Secret Histories Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 182,353
File size: 502 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series,  Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.

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The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 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
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Green's new Drood series that I have enjoyed. The plot was much better, well-suited to Green's forte of short-story telling and less tired than his last few efforts. As always, his imagination is extraordinary. These books are very high on gore and not appropriate for children or adolescents. Green makes regular use of a major Nightside character in this book - it seems series-crossing is his favorite technique of the moment.
veevoxvoom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bizarre, eclectic, past-faced romp as Eddie Drood is invited to compete in a competition with other agents that will lead to the revelation of long sought-after secrets.This is the first Eddie Drood novel that I¿ve read, but I¿ve enjoyed Green¿s Nightside series, which takes place in the same universe (and some of the characters cross over. Hi Walker!). Green continues to have a wicked imagination, and although sometimes he overdoes it with the ¿I¿m [insert person or group here]. I¿m awesome. Let me tell you over and over again how awesome I am¿, his books are like brightly flavoured candy crack. In what other book do you go from fighting fairies to fighting aliens to searching for the Loch Ness monster?
shadiphoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this third installment in Simon R. Green's Secret Histories series, we find Eddie Drood back out in the field as Shaman Bond, no longer heading his family, but no closer to finding the traitor either. There is a brief escapade as Eddie as Shaman has to protect the Tower of London, but this seems more to point out that Eddie is no longer the head of the Droods and he likes it that way. He is then invited to play a high-stakes game with several of the best secret agents in the business for the prize of winning all the secrets that the dying Independent Agent knows. The carrot for Eddie and the Drood clan is the supposed knowledge of the traitor in their midst. And so insues a madcap mystery-hopping tour through all the weird and deadly things that Simon Green is known for. For the first time we get to interact with Walker from the "Nightside" series as an individual, which I think may have been some of the best parts of the book. However the over-the-top nature of every new mystery gets to be a little repetitive after awhile (there can only be so many strange, uncertain, inhuman ways to be inhuman it seems). But all in all, a very good read and a nice break from the Drood infighting of the last book. So if you want some more Shaman Bond and his antics, then this novel is right up your alley. All I have to say is "I'm not weird,... I'm differently normal".
zzshupinga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Simon R Green's books and the Secret Histories series is normally quite good...but this is the worst book in the series. Don't get me wrong I like the story and the action (although it gets really over the top in some places) but this book has a lot of mistakes in it.And I know some people are thinking that I'm just talking about "well the character were a red shirt in that particular scene but it's really supposed to be blue" type thing. But I'm not. I'm talking rather big mistakes like getting the gender of a character wrong. Granted Ethel is an alien from another world, but Ethel has always been identified with a male pronoun...until here where Green constantly refers to Ethel as she. Or how about referring to Subway Sue as partnering up with another Drood agent...when Subway Sue was most definitively killed in the last book (and really the family would partner an agent with an outsider?) Or how the Merlin Glass was acquired??At times this feels like it was a short story that they went "oh lets make it into a longer book!" And if that's what happened it shows. This is a book that Green should have reread a few times before it got published to correct the mistakes.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Does anyone else think that Eddie is like the superpowered Marty Stu version of Severin von Kusiemski? No? That's just me? Ok then.Eddie is sent on a scavenger hunt around the world in order to receive the secrets of a legendary, dying spy. Winner take all; there can be only one. His competitors include the spy's grandson, Walker from the Nightside (love him!), the Blue Fairy, and Honey, a dangerous damsel occasionally in distress (depends on the scene, she mostly seemed to be the token girl). Molly only makes a couple of cameo appearances in this book, more's the pity.The plotting was actually pretty straightforward for a Green story and, except for a few eye-rolling moments *cough*Tunguska Event*cough* and some inconsistencies toward the end, it was engagingly rollicking. I do wish Eddie wasn't quite such a Marty Stu-like prat in some of those little scavenger hunt vignettes, but oh well.Also, was there a sale on semicolons when this was written? Or maybe there was a comma shortage?
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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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