Once again Green delivers a tale
complete with witty dialogue, exciting action-packed adventure and close encounters of the bizarre kind. This book takes you on a tour of the world and solves some of history's most intriguing mysteries -- in Green's
classic wry style. A page-turner from first to last.

Eddie Drood is a field agent for the Droods, the family sworn to protect humanity against everything else. In his long life, Alexander King, the greatest spy in history, has collected many secrets in many strange corners. And now, King is dying, and he wishes to pass on his legacy of knowledge to a worthy heir. He's chosen Eddie and five other well-known individuals and given them five great unsolved mysteries to unravel.

In the end, only one will be able to claim the agent's prized secrets. Intrigue and treachery are the rules of the day for these six seasoned spies, if they wish to be the one who gains King's coveted hoard of knowledge. (ROC, Jun., 389 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
S.L. Rosania