This author came highly recommended by a friend, so it was with eager anticipation that I decided to check Mel Keegan out by reading Equinox.
Equinox is your standard science fiction spy adventure novel, with requisite heroes battling the big bad corporate monopoly. (Think "Die Hard" in space.) The twist is that the heroes in this story are male lovers who are empathically (psychically and emotionally) bonded. They can each feel what the other one is feeling, unless they put up shields/barriers.
The empathic bond is interesting, but not an idea fully fleshed out by Keegan. The experiments being held in the opening of the story to determine the strength and nature of the bond are some of the most interesting sections of the story. I also liked the description and actions of the deadly drug Angel, especially when the effects of this lethal drug are demonstrated on an unwilling addict. I would like to see another story by Keegan, a slice of life story about an Angel addict told both from his point of view and by observers of the same character.
This was a passable adventure story but nothing really stands out. I'm not sorry the story ended, and not seeking to follow more adventures with our protagonists. So, I'm a bit disappointed in Keegan for not giving me something extraordinary. My hopes were set high for this, and Equinox did not deliver to expectations.