Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Review for St. Peter in Chains
Peter Stoller is a consummate professional--as a British intelligence agent, he's at the top of his game and has never had trouble separating his work from his personal life. But when he meets cabbie Charles Toulson, his personal life takes a turn he wasn't expecting.
Peter Stoller is a man who misses nothing. He's a British intelligence agent and is content to let his work consume him. At a party, he notices a man with startling blue eyes and can't look away. Charles Toulson is a cabbie, quiet and unassuming. Peter discovers there more he wants in life outside his career, but nothing is ever that simple.
I started reading St. Peter in Chains thinking I'd be getting a good spy story, maybe a little action, but I was treated to something much more subtle and soulful. I thought I had Peter figured out right away. He's one of those work addicts, never turning intelligence agent self off. Cool, intelligent, and removed. Yet when Charles enters the picture, he becomes someone tender and more easy to relate to. His emotional roller coaster is not the stuff for the overly dramatic, but private aches and joys. M. Pepper Langlinais does an excellent job of drawing the reader along with a sophisticated plot that's in the details. She has a clever way with words, so pay attention.
St. Peter in Chains is a thriller and a love story, but more importantly, it's a study of character. Don't expect explosive action or a hot romance. This story is about a man who missed something.
St. Peter in Chains is now available on Amazon.
Please stop by M. Pepper Langlinais' site and say hello. She's a produced playwright, an active screenwriter, a mom of three young children, and an Anglophile.
Join us next Monday (July 9th) when she'll be here on my blog for an interview. It will be lots of fun!