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Posted July 28, 2010
Zany gay secret agents save the day!
Imagine the old secret agent satire "Get Smart" ... only Smart and Agent99 are a twenty-something gay couple, on a mission of national importance, but are constantly bickering and trading put-downs of each other. The other difference: the writing is a lot better than either the old TV show or the film.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Anthony Hamilton (a Chinese-American computer genius with a passion for truth, justice, and the latest fashions) and Nicholas Inker (an outgoing and resourceful fighter who dearly loves his partner, but can't resist taking him down a peg or two) are sent to a remote Pacific island to infiltrate an S&M-lite sex resort frequented by rich, powerful men being served by specially trained "assistants" ready to satisfy their every need. Anthony is given a cover as a wealthy IT consultant on holiday, while Nicholas poses as one of the "assistants" in training. Their mission is to find out the resort's connection to The League, a powerful international terrorist organization, and ultimately to learn that organization's ultimate plans. Along the way, they'll do battle with a host of international bad guys, surviving solely by their own resourcefulness and some backup from Debora, their agency "handler" who never met a weapon of destruction she didn't love.
Alan provides one of the most hysterically-funny, creative and "over the top" novels I have ever read, creating outrageous but relatable characters whom I hope to see in future sequels. Forget "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," these two together are a force for national security, and lots of laugh-out-loud moments in this breezy light read. Let's call it five (laser-guided, exploding) stars out of five!
- Bob Lind, Echo Magazine