Agent Peacock doesn't argue. She disables people.
Secret Agent Peacock spies on congressmen and lobbyists in Room 1515 of the Emerald Hotel in Washington D.C. She is a trained killer and a superb seductress. Arthur Pendleton plays on the short-term greed of capitalists and politicians, amassing gold with each transaction. His goal is to collapse the world's economy and establish a one-world government.
Peacock goes on a mission to win the heart of Pendleton and thwart his plans, even if she has to marry him. She learns about a plot to assassinate the President. She also learns she's pregnant. The decisions she makes will determine the fate of the world. A fan of Tom Clancy, the author weaves themes of political and international intrigue into Room 1515, the first in The Peacock Trilogy, Book 1.
The printed version would probably have rated much higher for me.The advanced technology elements, such as the brain implant, and the fanciful elements, such as the endless supply of money, were fun. So were the action scenes, spies, and political intrigue, but I did not connect with any character. They were all extremely unlikable people and this made it difficult to get lost in the story. In addition to this difficulty, the reader's monotone and stiff speech made it nearly impossible to pay attention.
I have never heard a reader make action scenes so incredibly boring as Gramour does with Room 1515. I know I missed significant parts of the story because the reader's flat tone of voice and lack of inflection made it difficult to pay attention. I nearly quit many times, but I didn't have anything else to listen to. In short, the reader ruined this book for me.
I plan to look for the next book in the series, but I won't buy it if Gramour is the reader.
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