Novel: His Quiet Agent
Author: Ada Maria Soto
Released: May 27th 2017
Part of Book Series: The Agency #1
Arthur Drams works for a secret government security agency, but all he really does is spend his days in a cubicle writing reports no one reads. After getting another “lateral promotion” by a supervisor who barely remembers his name, it’s suggested that Arthur try to ‘make friends’ and ‘get noticed’ in order to move up the ladder. It’s like high school all over again: his attempts to be friendly come across as awkward and creepy, and no one wants to sit at the same table with him at lunch. In a last-ditch attempt to be seen as friendly and outgoing, he decides to make friends with The Alien, aka Agent Martin Grove, known for his strange eating habits, unusual reading choices, and the fact that no one has spoken to him in three years.
Starting with a short, surprisingly interesting conversation on sociology books, Arthur slowly begins to chip away at The Alien’s walls using home-cooked meals to lure the secretive agent out of his abrasive shell. Except Martin just might be something closer to an actual secret agent than paper-pusher Arthur is, and it might be more than hearts at risk when something more than friendship begins to develop.
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
A story that focus on the need to be connected. To be fair it may sound detective/agent type storyline but it’s not (atleast not in this first book of series) i thought so while reading last line of description. The story points to that need to connect with someone and that connection doesn’t always have to be physical. That there are layers to everyone and you have to care enough and be brave enough to peel the layers and look inside because what you see is not always what you get. The story is also quite like the agent and the humanity in the story will make you feel content. It shows when you care so much for someone, the certain things you thought you needed for sure in your life, aren’t that important anymore. I have some memorable quotes and moments from this book. Here is a sample.
“touched his fingers to his forehead. “I can give you this.” He lowered his hand and pressed the tips of his fingers to the center of his chest. “And I can give you this. But not the rest. It’s not who I am. Or what I am.”
“I will be perfectly well by tomorrow evening,” Martin said as if he planned on glaring the flu germs into submission.
That’s what i thought of this novel and i would like to know what you think.
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