The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read a romance that had a near perfect half-half mix of secret agents a-la Bond with the whole wide world of superheroes and supervillains with enormous world-shattering powers and blame it all on gene-therapies?
Well, LOOK NO FURTHER. :)
Honestly, I was kinda surprised that such a secret agent novel should focus so heavily on food and wooing and googly eyes and a smoldering romance, but that IS a part of the whole mythos. However, it's also a rather huge part of this one, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on the love story than even the world-shattering action and climaxes, which are very evident and are quite larger than life, peppered throughout the entire text.
It's not a problem, of course. The action and the big magical action and battles are everything you'd want from a superhero movie, too.
This is a mixed genre novel, plainly said. Don't be fooled. It's a romance that has equally huge elements of techno-spies and superpowers. For what it is, it's quite good, but don't expect more than tradition requires of these genres, separately.
It was a neat diversion, and clearly written and fast-paced. :)
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