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The protagonist is a lawyer taking on board a seemingly lost case, where the accused is a beautiful woman who admits to him she is guilty! However, there are several gaps and loose ends in the facts, and a much more complicated scenario is slowly revealed, involving espionnage and the FBI. The protagonists's inner conflict about who he wants to be, and where his priorities are are also important themes in the book.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   investigating murder of politician(s) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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