|Plot Summary of Cause for Alarm|
The main character gets a job making machines that manufacture shells in Italy during fascist rule in the 1930's after his predessesor is killed in suspicious circumstances. He is approached by a general claiming to be working for the Yugoslavian government but he is actually a German who wants to use him as a spy. He then inadvertantly ends up working for a Soviet spy and has to flee from the Italian secret police.
This synopsis report prepared by Frances McFadden
|Chapter Analysis of Cause for Alarm|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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