On Terra, the empire of Basur calls the shots and everybody else gets into line. Almost everybody…
The Askar get into line for no-one. They don’t seem to know when they’re beaten. Ruthless, indomitable, they are capable of anything. Like kidnapping a DSS officer for interrogation from the streets of Basur’s own capital.
Kendra Veiss, the officer in question, should be dead. Instead, she walks out of an Askari black site without a scratch on her. That’s enough excitement for a while, even for a girl who works for the Basuri DSS — the most powerful intelligence organisation on Terra. But it proves only the beginning of a cat and mouse game between her and Aran Reiner.
Reiner, an Askari secret service agent, engineered her release. Now he’s hanging around her like a hungry stray. She’s indebted to him, but he’s bad, bad news. Untrustworthy, manipulative. Dangerous to herself and a crucial DSS asset she must protect at all costs. But his arresting looks pull her like a magnet, stopping her breath, making her ache to yield to temptation.
What does Reiner really want? And how far would he go to get it?
Strategic Entanglements is the first novel in a series set in the gritty, dangerous world of espionage on an alternative Earth of the future called Terra. For fans of spy intrigue, action-packed suspense, complex characters, forbidden attraction and inconvenient, deadly love triangles.
Strategic Entanglements is a work of science fiction and romance penned by author D. E. Knightley and forms the first book of the Kendra Veiss Series. The series contains explicit sex, violence, and language appropriate to the action taking place.
In this first short, sharp adventure tale, we find ourselves in an alternate Earth known as Terra, where the Basuri DSS intelligence service monitors life and hopes that the wars of the past are long gone. But when DSS spy Kendra Veiss escapes a dangerous interrogation and finds that she has picked up a shadow – the handsome and dangerous Aran Reiner – an inner war begins between what her mind knows is sensible, and what her body is calling for.
This steamy science fiction romance is equal parts sizzle and speculative, setting a dangerous liaison in the midst of a clever espionage tale from the near future. Author D. E. Knightley crafts the central pair of characters well, allowing readers a close narration to get to Kendra’s inner thoughts and those temptations which are building the more time she spends with Aran. This tension is matched by the political and social tensions of the DSS and their enemies, and the new wars that seem to be verging in the wider world.
Here, the narration takes sharp turns with excellent action description, juxtaposed but complementary to the love scenes that are interspersed with them. Overall, Strategic Entanglements is a 'badly behaved' romp for those who want sharp action sequences and powerful romance in one well-formed package.
Strategic Entanglements is a thrilling, exciting, suspense-packed novel that will have its readers turning the pages with haste into the early hours of the morning.
As I began to read Strategic Entanglements, I immediately knew that this was going to be a fast-paced read, and now that I have finished the novel, I can happily write that the book is just this! It is an intriguing, unique espionage novel unlike anything I have read before, that captivated me with its heart-pounding moments and phenomenal literature courtesy of the excellent author D.E. Knightley.
If you are a reader who loves being taken on a journey that is full of shocking moments that are memorable as well as astounding, then you will love Strategic Entanglements, so do not miss out! If you need more convincing, then please continue to read my review to learn more about the stellar novel!