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Posted July 28, 2010
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.
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