The Jesus Injection – Eric Andrews-Katz (Bold Strokes Books)

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Buy it now from Bold Strokes Books

Spy fiction is dangerous territory. Not only has it been
strip mined for satire since Bond was a pup, but even the straight ahead stuff
is rife with clichés and shallow, narrow characters and tons of gimmicks.
Happily, Eric Andrews-Katz’s The Jesus Injection manages to avoid most
of these pitfalls and turns out to be a quick, entertaining read with a quirky
climax.

Buck Miller (Agent 98) has his vacation interrupted by a
dead drag queen murdered by a statue come to life. The dying drag queen’s last
words spark a caper that encompasses a gay-bar-bomber-for-Jesus, a right-wing
Christian organization and its head (Raven Evangelista), some congressman, a
caterer, and his fellow agent Noxia Van Tussell (Agent 46). There’s laser
tripwires, a band of roving skeletons, and all the loose ends get tied up by
the finish.

Andrews-Katz hits the ground running with his plot, stepping
off a fast pace that he maintains through the climax. And if his Christian right-wing
targets are a bit obvious, he comes at them obliquely rather than dead-on,
which is a refreshing change up from most who take on those topics.

Buck and Noxia are an interesting pair—former best friends
who are now at odds with each other. They are both as complex as need be for
this type of book where deep characterizations gets in the way of the action.
And there is lots of action. Andrews-Katz certainly knows his way around a
fight scene, and the climax is nicely tense and well done. There is a tad too
much clever banter between Buck and Noxia for my tastes, but this is highly
subjective and other readers might feel differently about it.

Either way, that shouldn’t detract or distract you from
enjoying this finely wrought piece of spy fiction that is as suspenseful as it
is tongue-in-cheek.

©, 2013, Jerry Wheeler

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