DR. DOA is a fantastic read, and the novel is a
substantial addition to the secret histories series.
Adding both a great story as well as a captivating
ending, having you incessantly waiting for the next story
in the series, it creates an action packed series of
events while also keeping you guessing as to the real
identity of this Dr. DOA.
Although it is a novel in the
middle of the series, you needn't read the previous
stories to understand this one. The other books are good
reads as well, but the stories stand alone. This story is a
quick and captivating
read, it gives just enough backstory to let you
understand what is happening, but also lets you become
interested in the previous novels and exploits of agent
Eddie Drood. A mix of genres and stories, the novel
brings the reader into a deeper story without
overwhelming them and giving the experience of actually
being in the middle of the action and the mystery.
This is a great recommendation for anyone who is a fan of
supernatural stories; the novel combines a classic spy
mystery genre with the incredible paranormal and fantasy
worlds which Green has constructed. Multiple areas are
touched on within the story and are touched on in the
multiple series that he has written. The fantastical
underground overarching between series and novels gives
both the sense of the world as well as the characters
living within and how some of these interesting
characters may interact between the world or even each
other. Being a paranormal spy mystery does give off a
certain feel to some readers, but Dr. DOA combines a
great comedic wit with great action and a James Bond -
esque feel with an entirely supernatural twist. Once
again Simon Green does a great job of pulling the reader
in and keeping them entertained. I am excited to see just
what will happen next in this series.
From the New York Times bestselling author of
From a Drood to a Kill comes the next Secret
The name is Drood, Eddie Drood, also known as Shaman Bond.
My family has been safeguarding humanity for generations,
facing the hidden horrors of the world so you can sleep at
night and remain oblivious to the existence of the monstrous
nightmares that walk and stalk among us.
Speaking of predatory night terrors, there is a man who gets
away with murder. A man who specializes in removing the
problems from other people’s lives, by killing the people
who cause those problems. He operates from the darkest
shadows of the hidden world, coming and going unseen. No-one
knows who he is, just his nomme du muerte. Dr. DOA.
Somehow, this demented doc poisoned me. I don’t know how he
did it, when or where, but whatever is coursing through my
veins seems to be immune to magic cures and treatments. But
that’s not going to stop me from finding him and whoever
hired him and give them both a taste of their own medicine...