Gay male romantic thriller. U.S. diplomat Chet Bender saves young Nabil Shabili in an extraction from Palestinian refugee camps inside Lebanon, in the shadow of an impending Israeli attack that will lead to a massacre in the camps. He subsequently accepts Nabil into his life, bed, and heart. Nearly twenty years later, Nabil is in the running to take the presidency of Lebanon and the forces promoting this rise are busy cleaning up loose ends in his past. And one of those loose ends is Chet.
Coffee Time Romance review. Rated 5 cups.
Mr. Kessel writes an extremely gripping and intense tale full of danger, secrets, romance, and spies. The Velvet Interrogation is like a scene out of an old black and white suspense movie. The tone of the story brings the reader in and never lets go. The way the book jumped from one point of view to another made it even better, as we get to see both sides of the story. I am extremely glad I got a chance to read this tale and it is one that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
5 Stars, Carole, Rainbow Reviews
"The Velvet Interrogation" is an m/m romance not at all in the common way. I highly recommend it.
. . .fascinatingly complex, set against an all-too-believable historical backdrop . . .the contrast of Chet and Nabil's love for each other shines through, a love strong enough to make the protection of the other man of primary importance, more important even than being together.
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Published December 13, 2009
by Cyberworld Publishing.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Action & Adventure, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction.