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A German U-boat, damaged by patrol bombers off Cuba, limps northward through the Gulf of Mexico to the deep bayous of coastal Louisiana, there to seek shelter and effect repairs with the help of an isolated clan of Cajun trappers. Nazi gold can buy help in escaping back to occupied Europe, but at the hands of the Cajun's dangerous leader, gold can also buy betrayal....
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Specific to    -   WW II Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   German


United States    -   Yes Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship

Writing Style

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

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