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Desperate Measures Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Desperate Measures

Harry Lloyd, British diplomat and former soldier is called upon by two of the world's greatest leaders to penetrate German occupied England and retrieve the greatest secret of the war the atomic bomb. Harry enlists the help of his friend George Hayes to try and stop the top Nazi, SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, from discovering the secret. Finding and rescuing the atomic research team leads the pair into one dangerous situation after another. Along the way Harry is surprised to find himself falling for the sister of the Nazi officer charged with stopping him.
This report prepared by Pat Johnson








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   diplomat Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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