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Espionage and humor — lots of it — in Kage Alan's latest novel.

Book Review: Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell by Kage Alan

Kage Alan’s latest book, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell is a nonstop action story filled with fun, witty dialogue and humorous, sometimes hilarious situations.

Meet secret intelligence agents Nicholas Inker and Anthony Hamilton. One is American; the other Chinese. For their new case, they’re sent undercover to a clandestine, sexy island resort off the coast of Mindanao. Nicholas is to play the vain, flirty, air-headed exhibitionist and Anthony a bilingual IT consultant for an international corporation. The resort is a suspected source of income for The League, an extremist terrorist organization that makes Al-Gaeda look like “Scooby-Doo villains.” Since highly influential individuals visit the resort, the agency hopes Nicholas and Anthony will successfully infiltrate the organization and get the information they need to fight a potential world threat. There’s only one problem: they have a maximum of 48 hours to accomplish their mission, and this isn’t easy because Nicholas and Anthony, having been partners for nine years, never stop bickering. In fact, not even their handler, an ex-Navy S.E.A.L., can keep them on task. Will the gay couple complete their mission successfully and keep the body count from climbing higher?

This satiric novel combines comedy, espionage, action and adventure. There’s a lot of funny bantering between the protagonists, making the the story move at a quick pace. This constant exchange of witty dialogue is perhaps the strongest aspect of the book. Some situations will make the reader laugh out loud. There’s also a lot of sexual innuendo woven into the prose.

Operation Thunderspell is one of many books published by Zumaya Publications under their Boundless imprint, which specializes in gay and lesbian fiction.

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Read an interview with the author here.

About Mayra Calvani

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. Represented by Serendipity Literary.

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