4 out of 4 stars – The Mysterious Secret Guardians in the London Underground by Dorothy McCoy
Dorothy McCoy’s novel The Mysterious Secret Guardians in the London Underground is about a secret group of guardians tasked with protecting the globe. The squad consists of two mortal team members and historical personalities who have been brought back from the dead. Sir Winston Churchill, Dr. Albert Einstein, David Smythe, Dr. Raven “Bones” Wyndot, retired MI5 Agent, Angus Snowden, and Sophie the ghost Great Dane make up the team. The heroes in this book are tasked with stopping infamous German Nazi Dr. Mengele from cloning Hitler, Goebbels, and Himmler, three notorious and terrifying Nazis. They have to deal with the demon Abigor, who wants Dr. Mengele to succeed in addition to Dr. Mengele and Neo-Nazis. The story that follows will take readers on a roller coaster ride that will keep them on the edge of their seats.
I liked how historical details were interwoven throughout the plot. I learned when Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and First Lord of the Admiralty. I also learned about fascinating historical events such as the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II. The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied forces from the French port of Dunkirk to England was known as the Dunkirk evacuation. It helped me identify with the characters and the historical events they influenced, which made the novel more engaging and unforgettable.
The parts of the book depicting Dr. Mengele were my favorites. Being able to read the thoughts of a psychopath was both fascinating and terrifying. It was fascinating to watch him rationalize his crimes and reveal his lack of empathy. In my opinion, the introduction of the destructive power in the shape of the demon Abigor was brilliant. For the majority of the novel, the characters were on the back foot due to the mayhem he created throughout the book. As I watched them deal with the chaos he had created, I was completely immersed in the story. I particularly enjoyed how well-coordinated the characters were in their fight against evil. They knew exactly what they needed to do, but it didn’t stop them from protecting each other.
There wasn’t a single thing about the story that I didn’t enjoy. The motivations of the characters were clear. The intention of Dr. Mengele to resurrect Nazi ideology was outlined in detail and made sense. Throughout the novel, the suspense was maintained, and I was frequently astonished by certain disclosures. I enjoyed how the story ended since it piqued my interest in reading the following installment in the series.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because this was a novel that used historical figures in an unusual way. I really liked the novel, and I thought the foreshadowing for the next book in the series was done nicely. I considered this book to be really well-edited since there were no typos or errors to be detected. This is a book I would recommend to lovers of mystery, action, and history.