Armen Markus has a grim job within the
resistance – his task has been to infiltrate the ranks of
premier torturers used by the tyrannical Council and bury
any sensitive information revealed about the resistance.
However, Armen has survived the unspeakable he has been
forced to perform by keeping in mind the “greater good”.
When Armen’s first love - Ravi - is brought in, Armen is
tempted beyond endurance to break cover and save Ravi, but
will Armen be able to live with himself if he does?
Ravi has secrets of his own to keep.
While it’s true that he was picked up in a “sweep” of
insurgents for walking by a subversive rally at the wrong
time, Ravi holds the key to Armen’s and the resistance’s
future. But will he survive his stay in the prison’s
infamous Block B?
Intimate Traitors is a story about love lost
and found within a grim environment. While the descriptions
of this tyrannical world were vivid, I found most of the
prose devoted to introspective monologues and not enough to
the re-kindling of the romance between Armen and Ravi to be
believable. Still, the characters and the world were
engaging enough to have me go looking for other works by
Astrid Amara. Intimate Traitors is an
entertaining sci-fi read for those who enjoy doomsday-ish
visions of an oppressive society.