|Plot Summary of Dagger Of The Mind|
Military technology has reached the stage where most strategic spying is done by psychics. In the same way that the connection of computers created 'another world', cyberspace, the link-up of the minds of hundreds of people also creates its own kind of reality space, a kind of 'psychospace'. N.A.T.O. and the Euro Army are currently at war with Russia and China. Jack Banks, a psychic of the British Army is assigned to obtain information as to the military plans of the enemy. This is a routine operation, involving his mental connection to the 'psychospace' and his reaching the consciousness of th enemy. To do this, he does not even need to leave the lab in England. However, in his headhe faces a devastating mental battle. He encounters the mind of a man not known to the army: a man skilled in mental combat. Mental combat is a horrible business. Any object can be willed into existence with enough concentration. Lose concentration for a second, and the enemy will have access to your entire mind: your hates, your weaknesses, your fears and...
What secrets are buried deep inside the mind of Jack's companion, Harry?
Was there more to his wife's death than meets the eye?
This synopsis report prepared by Oliver Bayley
|Chapter Analysis of Dagger Of The Mind|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- spying/espionage in enemy territorry
Mental/magical powers focus
- clairvoyant (scifi)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- mind control
- can read emotions
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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