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A convent in New Hampshire explodes, killing almost every nun, except Sister Sister Marianne. Ruthless FBI agent Margaret Chisholm and CIA agent Nicholas Denton are placed in charge of the case, and they suspect Sepsis, an international killer, is behind the bombing.
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They believe Sepsis will keep trying to kill Sister Marianne, with whom they go to Italy, where the nun has work to do in a restoration project. Chisholm and Denton have an ambiguous relationship.The book is full of violence and has some twists involving high rank conspiracies and personal interests.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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