Death of a Citizen Book Summary and Study Guide

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Matt Helm is a counter-assassin, honed to a razor's edge by his experiences in the Second World War. Those were experiences he had left behind some 15 years before - experiences that his wife and children are better off not knowing about in the first place.
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All that changes, though, when an old flame of Matt's shows up at a party. She's an another wartime killer - except this girl is still on the job. And there's more. She wants Matt to help her out, and she isn't above using his new family against him to ensure his cooperation.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   spy ring

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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