Ten years ago, lovers and best friends Ivo Toreli and Robert Mackenzie were separated by death.
But sometimes life gives you second chances. Life…and a lot of cybernetic enhancements.
Trust Agent 505 may not remember who he was before he worked security for Trust Insurance, but now his prisoner thinks he knows him. This revolutionary named “Mack,” who has stolen one of Trust’s prized possessions, seems to think Agent 505 is named “Ivo,” someone from his past. Someone he once loved more than anyone on any of the inhabited worlds.
Ivo doesn’t remember any of it, of course. But if he’s going to get Trust’s property back from the revolutionaries, he’s going to have to play along.
And if playing along also means sleeping with a handsome, humorous, and slightly dangerous ex-soldier, all the better, right? Into the future and yet humankind is still corrupt. Mack has caught my attention right away, because he is surviving without his partner in life. He just keeps putting his life on the line, 10 yrs and he’s still grieves the loss of Ivo. Then just when he thinks his time is over he finds Trust 505, or Ivo with no memory and an addiction to a nasty drug.
The way back to love is never easy, but he must work overtime to show 505 that he really does know him and that the love he carries for him is enough. Ivo just thinks the man is crazy, he would know if they were inseparable for 17 yrs of his life, right. As he goes through withdrawal and just pure pain he is stunned that this person strays by his side and keeps trying to convince him of his past!
I was spellbound reading this book, the absolute corruption is just startling. Also the chemistry and dedication shown for a loved one. But neither time or situations could change the feelings in this story. I cried and laughed while reading this story. Where adventure and love come together you can never tell where you will end up.
I love Sci-Fi and some dystopian, so I was intrigued to give this book a try. First off, let me state I enjoyed the book. However, if I hadn’t agreed to read it for review, I never would have gotten past the prologue.
If you take the prologue out, the book was good. Pretty much fast moving, with intriguing characters – and even better, an intriguing world. I can’t tell you what Trust is doing because it would ruin the story for you, but WOW! Makes me look at the current political state and think “I’m never signing another contract ever again.”
Imagine an army that is kept in line through drugs, an army you can reinvent as often as you want. Now imagine a soldier in that army who is cut off from his drugs. That’s what Agent 505 is going through when his connection to the corporation is cut by terrorists. The fact that the terrorist he chases after thinks he knows him? Well, that’s just silly. He’s just Agent 505 and he needs to up his kill stats so he can get more Peak (the drug).
I do think Mack sometimes acted too ‘happy’ but I loved the fact he wasn’t stupid. Neither was Agent 505, the soldier Mack calls “Ivo”.
Liked the story enough I am going to read the 1st book in the series.
Now, back to that prologue problem. It felt like a huge info dump. It was full backstory. I think the ending of the prologue was okay as it gave us the info of how 505 came into being. But the rest of it was dumped on me and made me have to plough through it.
Get past the prologue and the story zooms ahead.
4 stars for this unique tale.