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Innocent abroad Stuart Ward becomes a backpacker in peril when he travels to the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora as the first stop on a round-the-world itinerary. Arriving hopeful of adventure and romance instead Stuart is unwittingly drawn into a conspiracy to cover up a fatal road accident, and he quickly discovers the islands are no Eden. Things begin to get even more perilous for Stuart as one-by-one his co-conspirators begin to disappear...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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