"Absorbing evil futuristic!"
After being on the shuttle for a week, disembarking was a
great relief. Of course, now that Paris is finally Maxim,
he is ready to go to House d'Akasha and further his
training as a Sex Engineer. A woman meets him, and takes
him to his room in House d'Akasha. After having everything
in his room respond to him, Paris decides to name his
computer Helen and institutes courtesy protocols. Since
Paris is half off-worlder, his muscles tend to be a bit
more dense and his skin is a bit thicker. For some reason,
Constance d'Akasha has decided to take a special interest
in Paris' training. Not only are Sex Engineers trained in
all sexual arts, they're also trained as assassins,
counselors and a variety of other trades. Since only the
rich can afford Sex Engineers, they do become targets for
assassination and must be able to protect not only
themselves, but their clients as well. They can also be
assassins when someone not subject to the Consortium's
laws needs to be gotten rid of.
After going through all the training, it's finally finals
time. When Paris breaks the school record and gets the
highest score ever attained, including Constance
d'Akasha's, Constance finally gives Paris his assignment.
He won't have time to relax after his training, but must
leave right away. It turns out the son of the Oligarch of
the planet Aerie has bought Paris' contract for three
months as a birthday gift to his father. The second
contract is for the death of the oligarch. So Paris must
determine if this oligarch should be assassinated, along
with his son.
What will happen when Paris arrives on Aerie? Will Paris
find the oligarch depraved enough to assassinate? How will
Paris carry out his assignment?
SEX WORLD 1: ASSASSIN is a thrilling futuristic story.
Lena Austin once again weaves her magic by creating a
world completely different from the one we live in and
which we are allowed to view through Paris' eyes. Though
this story is a bit on the dark side, it is no less
enjoyable for that. We are treated to the depths of the
evils man can perform on his fellow man. As the old saying
goes: "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" and we are
treated to this with the oligarch of Aerie. But under it
all, this is a story of love, one which even two self-
aware computers get involved in. All in all, this is a
very enjoyable story and I can't wait to see where Lena
Austin takes us with the rest of the series.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 12, 2007
Falling in love with the client is bad for business. Sumnerís father is a tyrant. No, really. Heís the evil Oligarch of planet Aerie. And if Sumner canít get rid of him, heíll destroy their planet and their people. Whatís a good son to do but hire an assassin?
Itís bad enough Sex Engineer Paris Cordellís personal AI is flirting with the enemy planetís central computer system. He definitely doesnít need to fall in love with the son and heir to the man he must kill to complete his assignment.