Twenty years ago, Levi Kaszeri survived a brutal rebellion on the mining colony of Tarus 9. Now as an aspiring reporter, Levi has a mission: to expose the massacre to the public, and bring the men responsible to justice. But after a violent attack, he is rescued—then seduced—by Tiergan Seoras, a young doctor with a dangerous past and a slave tattoo. Soon Levi finds all of his investigations leading him back to Tiergan. And he begins to fear that the best lover he’s ever had may also be his worst enemy.
I read Trustworthy, which is the 2nd book in the series first. While it had some faults, it was still good and it intrigued me enough to want A Policy of Lies. I’m so glad I read this first book in the series.
We meet Levi, who is a reporter on a mission to expose a corporation that committed genocide against his people. We also meet Tiergan (fantastic name), a doctor with secrets he can’t reveal. There are so many layers to this book, between the mole Levi is trying to have go on camera, to the boss who seems almost manic – there’s a reason for that – to leaks about a company called Trust Insurance, and what they are doing to their insured.
Take a dystopian world, add in a cup of sci-fi/fantasy, a huge dash of scary-as-f*ck corporations, and a few teaspoons of m/m romance and you’ve got A Policy of Lies. I will admit the ending was a bit of a letdown. I don’t know if that was because I already knew how the first book ended because I read the 2nd book first, or because I just couldn’t imagine Trust being that agreeable.
Still worth it. 4 solid stars.