At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but "trying" is the operative word. It's been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.
If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire's it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.
So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?
- Original Title:Pimpernel
- Author:Sheralyn Pratt
- Rating:8.48 / 10
- Publisher:Published January 18th 2016 by Wicked Sassy
Claire Ramsey only felt in control about 1% of the time. Now was one of those times.
Alone in a private room on a private floor of a busy hotel-casino, Claire manned a device that looked a lot like a soundboard. However, rather than shaping sound, the 28 channels controlled expressions on the face of Claire’s avatar while two knobs on the right controlled voice pitch and respiration rate. A headpiece communicated Claire’s movements from the shoulder up, and she used a pair of specialized gloves for hand gestures.
Thanks to technology, people who did business with Claire online never saw her or heard her voice. They interacted with whichever life-like avatar she chose for them based on their profile. Claire’s job was to sit in the highly secured room and control the avatar’s expressions and responses, almost like a video game.
The fact that the system worked so well was almost enough to...