The Trustby Shira Anthony, Venona Keyes
Eight years ago, Jake Anders was a college kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Then Trace Michelson recruited him into The Trust, a CIA-backed agency whose “executives” eliminate rogue biotechnology operations. Trace was everything Jake ever wanted in a man: powerful, brilliant, and gorgeous. But Jake never admitted his attraction to his mentor, and… See more details below
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Eight years ago, Jake Anders was a college kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Then Trace Michelson recruited him into The Trust, a CIA-backed agency whose “executives” eliminate rogue biotechnology operations. Trace was everything Jake ever wanted in a man: powerful, brilliant, and gorgeous. But Jake never admitted his attraction to his mentor, and Trace always kept Jake at arm’s length.
Now Trace is dead and Jake is one of The Trust’s best operatives, highly skilled and loyal to the organization. But the secret agent has his own secret: six years ago, before he was assassinated, Trace designed a Sim chip containing his memories and experiences—and now that chip is part of Jake. It’s just data, designed to augment Jake’s knowledge, but when Sim becomes reality, Jake wonders if Trace is still alive or if Jake really is going crazy like everyone claims. He doesn’t know if he can trust himself, let alone anyone else.
To learn the truth about Trace and the chip, Jake embarks on a dangerous mission—except he’s not the only one looking for the information. Some of the answers are locked in his head, and unless he finds the key, he’ll be killed for the technology that’s become a part of him.
Now, more than ever, Jake wishes Trace were here to guide him. Too bad he’s dead... right?
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Ever hear of SIMS chips? How about nanobots, or simulation chambers where the surreal becomes real? Well, get ready for some new vocabulary when you read "The Trust" by Shira Anthony and Verona Keyes. Meet agent Jake Anders of The Trust. Jake is your average next-door neighbor. He’s an expert scientist and works hard at his job. He goes to the gym, rides a motorcycle for fun. He goes camping with friends. Jake is also an expert in black ops, and an expert killer. Jake is single, and he’s in love—in love with a ghost. Trace Michelson, before his murder, embedded a SIM chip, with all of his life experience, all of his scientific knowledge, the sum total of himself, even his deep love for Jake Anders. It is this chip, implanted in Jake after Trace’s death that simultaneously comforts, and bedevils him. This may sound like a novel for technology wonks, but at its core it is a story of love. It is this overarching love—transcending time and space that propels Jake to reach out beyond the possible, and believe. To this end, Jake must engage in a life and death struggle to save not only The Trust, and himself, but also the man he loves. Shira Anthony and Verona Keyes have written a thriller that, to this reader appears eerily plausible. Michael Halfhill