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The Trust by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes

Quite complex sci-fi novel, it’s set in a contemporary time but with high impact sci-fi touches. Jake is a special op for an agency linked to the CIA; when he was hired he was still a college student, and I think he approached this job with the starry eyes of a young man thinking he was doing something to change the world, but also something really cool. Plus he was hired by Trace, who was a slightly older man, from a wealthy family and with an aura of experience that made him a magnet to Jake’s young libido. There is nothing of overtly sexual between Jake and Trace, and actually until way into the novel, there is no hint that Jake’s interest in Trace is more personal than professional, but to the reader it was clear that Jake was mourning the loss of a lover. Yes since, when the novel starts, Trace is dead, and the only link Jake has with him is a chip with Trace’s memories implanted in Jake.

I cannot really explain the plot without giving out the story, it’s quite complex and in a way, very technological, so deep into the matters sometime I had difficult to follow it. I have the feeling this story would be as cream for a cat to the geeky readers, those who reveal with all these nanotech stuff.

The Trust is not a classical romance, actually there is little romance in the story, so little that I think you can count in the fingers of your hands how many pages there are with the two main heroes together. I was actually looking at the numbers of the pages quickly reaching the final ones and wondering when one hero was supposed to meet the other. But in the end, I have to say that it was not really important: the relationship between the two men is so strong that it doesn’t need the physical touch, and neither once I had the feeling that these two were not in love or were not supposed to be together in the end, only maybe not in the classical way I was expecting.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3038

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Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161372554X
ISBN-13: 978-1613725542

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