Alluvial Reflections Book Summary and Study Guide

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In 1992, the Cold War is over but still driving conflicts in Africa. CIA agent Tucker Zulu, born in the African nation of Tango and educated at Harvard University, pursues his wife Denise and his once best friend Charles Dibango, a KGB agent, who have fled from Boston to Moscow after a DNA paternity test shocker.
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Three years later, a Soviet-backed coup in Tango installs Charles as a dictator who engages in the illegal diamond trade. In this conflict, hundreds of people are brutally murdered or maimed, many by having their hands or arms hacked off.

Tucker's CIA team plans a countercoup. He meets Sally Kofi, a former KGB officer who is also Charles's mistress and is serving as Tangon ambassador to the U.S. They fall in love and plot to oust Charles.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   deposing an evil leader Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes Africa    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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