Author(s): Simon R. Green
My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind.
Unfortunately, I've had a falling-out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love and powerful witch, Molly Metcalf, and I are now in the employ of the Department of the Uncanny. We've been given an Extremely Important Assignment: Attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: Rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank.
But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed--winner takes all, and losers give up their souls....
"Green has a fantastic new entry in this series, with his trademark cameos and shout-outs to his own work and many other pop-culture touchstones, all building to a shattering climax where it all comes down to one decision. By contrast, the reader's decision is easy: Buy this book. Recommended."--SFRevu "An eerie and imaginative new adventure. Green blends Lovecraftian mystery with the world building power of H. G. Wells, adding his own flair to create a quick-witted, fast-paced story...a cracking good emotional read."--"RT Book Reviews "
Simon R. Green is the "New York Times "bestselling author of The Secret Histories Novels ("Live and Let Drood," "For Heaven's Eyes Only," "From Hell with Love"), The Novels of the Nightside ("Something from the Nightside," "Agents of Light and Darkness," "Nightingale's Lament"), The Ghost Finders Novels ("Spirits from Beyond," "Ghost of a Dream," "Ghost of a Smile"), and "Once in a Blue Moon."