"As the saying goes, all's fair in love and war."
Immortal wanderer Quentin Collins has done his best to stay on the sidelines of the Second World War, but now he's been recruited by the British Secret Service. His mission: to infiltrate the castle of Professor Moloch in the heart of the Black Forest.
For the Third Reich is hiding a dark secret Moloch has been dabbling in the occult, and he's reached out to some very dark forces indeed.
Will Quentin be able to stop him? And does dashing agent Sally Green have a score of her own to settle?
David Selby (Quentin Collins), Terry Molloy (Doctor Moloch), Fay Masterson (Sally Green) with Alex Mallinson and Joseph Lidster
Ah, the Island of Doctor Molloy ... er, Moreau ... Moloch! Well it isn't quite, but I couldn't resist the inference.
This has more twists and turns than a corkscrew, revelation after revelation, and all of it in a nicely conveyed, and very sinister, atmosphere. There are some terrific performances from the three main players - I still maintain that these audiobooks are full-cast plays, just with a small, intimate cast.
It's always wonderful to hear from David Selby, and this is a nice (possible) end to his WWII trilogy, each one enhanced by a Doctor Who name. It also seems to promise further immortal travels with Quentin's new partner in crime, Sally Green, nicely played in clipped fashion by Fay Masterson. Terry Molloy plays Moloch beautifully and yes, there are parallels with his other alter-ego from the Who world.
All in all, this is another winner from the DS range. One note though - the Brits seem to be taking over this American-based series. It's great that audio can open up the appeal of DS on a worldwide canvas, but it is gratifying that the next release features more American voices ... even if one of them is played by a Brit!