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  • In The Spy Who Haunted Me, there's a strong hint that the Independent Agent's challenge is not what it seems, about halfway through the book. Supposedly, Alexander King had already investigated the five mysterious sites himself, and had uncovered the truth about them, but kept the information to himself. While this is plausible for cases like the Loch Ness Monster or the Appalachian mystery, it doesn't make sense for the Tunguska investigation: in that instance, it turned out that Eddie himself was responsible for the 1908 blast. There's no way that the Independent Agent could have discovered the truth to that story, because there was no evidence of the explosion's cause, prior to the novel's events; even if King had gone back in time to witness the original blast, he couldn't have determined its source from that, and a non-Drood couldn't have asked Grendel Rex about it without being destroyed for his trouble, either.