A Gentleman's Game: A Queen and Country Novel Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bantam Oct 2004, 24.00, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0553802763

The terrorist attack on the London Underground leaves over three hundred people dead. The English citizenry is outraged and scream for retribution so the government decides to retaliate. British Secret Intelligence Service Special Ops MI6 Division sends their top man (or in this case woman) agent Tara Chace to take out Dr. Faud bin Abdullah al Shimmari, the extremist ultimately responsible for the attack.
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Terrorism is an international business and other nations want a piece of Faud. Several spy agencies from western allies insist that Faud belongs to them having suffered from his extremist terrorist activity in their respective nations. However besides sleeping with some of her so called allies, Chace is tired of the endless negations. She is elated when she is finally sent to kill Faud. However, as she completes her mission with an assassination inside a mosque, a Saudi Prince dies as collateral damage. This international incident inflames the Moslem world.

Harriet Klausner

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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) 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?    -   arabs and/or muslims

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Israel

Writing Style

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

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