Dr DOA is the latest installment in the ongoing Secret History series, and once again we find Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf on a mission that is seemingly hopeless. Of course that doesn’t stop our intrepid heroes from fighting the good fight, beating clues out of bad people and doing what they can to guarantee the outcome of the story.
Whether they do or don’t, well, you have to find out for yourself.
The premise of Dr DOA is in itself simple: Eddie Drood has been poisoned and he has to find the antidote. Facing death even more closely than usual, our very secret agent goes through the motions of trying to survive, whilst at the same times trying to come to term with his own mortality. And that’s what makes Dr DOA stand out from the other books in this series, and even a lot of other books in this genre: the way the author describes the character’s emotions, as if you are actually getting an insight of what it would be like to walk a mile in Eddie’s shoes in that situation.
Another positive point about this book is that it goes back to a previous installment and builds on that. A good metaplot is so rare these days, and it’s great to see that Mr Green is still a master of them.
The possible tie to the Ishmael Jones series is also a beautiful addition. Continue reading “Book Review: Dr DOA by Simon R. Green”