|Plot Summary of Cavalry Scout|
|"Thomas Mitchem is a member of the United States Cavalry, serving as a scout in an armor batallion's reconniassance platoon. After returning from a mission supporting the eleven year old Operation Enduring Freedom, Thomas and his fellow scouts are deployed to Turkey to face a new enemy.
The Persians have secretly built a modern armored army and have blitzed through thier middle-eastern neighbors in an effort to secure regional power and resources. Part of thier assualt leads them into Turkey, a NATO member and US allie. Thus, Thomas Mitchem and his scout platoon experience the horrors of high intensity warfare.
What makes Cavalry Scout different from other war experiences is the reason Thomas Mitchem has to tell his story. Faced with the complex emotions and moral conflicts of having experienced violence and death on the ultimate scale, he finds his relationship with Jessica faultering under the strain of his termoil. "
Dennis Patrick Michels, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Cavalry Scout|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- near future
- near future war
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- exploded into bits
Unusual form of death?
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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