Sunday, July 15, 2012
Room 1515 by Bill Wetterman
If you're afraid of Big Brother, don't read this book. If you read this book, you will be afraid of Big Brother...
Lightening Book Promotions invited me to be part of their blog tour for Mr. Wetterman and he sent me a copy of the book for review (thank you). You can grab a copy of the book on Amazon now.
She lost her family and everyone around her in a horrific car accident at age nine. She has no emotions and wants none. Emotions just hurt and will influence her actions; she prefers to operate like a machine. Since she has nothing left to lose, she attempts to join the CIA. Instead, she becomes part of a secret unit, where no one has a real name and they do as they are commanded or die. That works for her. What Secret Agent Peacock didn't expect to happen was falling in love with the enemy.
Mr. Wetterman has created an ugly world. It may be all too close to being true, but I'd prefer not to believe that. This special unit is playing power games and manipulating money. There is a similar movement on the UK side of the pond, and the two groups are about to clash. The bad news is that Peacock is going to end up in the middle.
It's a tense, mean story that grips your attention and keeps you reading. You wonder how this young woman is going to survive despite her killing skills. You find yourself developing empathy towards her new husband. I know I sure didn't like the ending. It's not the "end", just the end of this first book in the series, but I wanted to rewrite part of it. I think that's a sign that the author has your attention, don't you?
If you want to read an unusual story about secret agents and a world where life means nothing, this is good match for you. The story also addresses more important issues that should make you think. After all, which side would you be on?
If you'd like my copy of this book, just leave a comment here on my blog and email at info at bookfaerie.com with your name and address and why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.