Kiss Me While I Sleep Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lily Mansfield was a hired assassin for the CIA who decided to take revenge on the family who killed her closest friends and their daughter. She succeeds by killing one of the people she set out to but knows it will take a lot of work to finish with the rest and not get caught. She did this without orders from the CIA therefore they send over someone to stop her. Lucas Swain, the CIA opperative sent to find her, helps to keep Lily safe from the people searching to kill her, helps her to sort out her plan for getting back at the rest of the family and sort of falls in love with her along the way.
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The review of this Book prepared by Wendy Brown

Ballantine, July 2004, 25.95, 337 pp.
ISBN: 0345453433

At eighteen, the Feds recruited Lilly Mansfield to make her first hit and now nineteen years later she is a hired assassin working as a contract killer for the CIA. She gets through the days by telling herself the people she kills deserve it and she is doing a patriotic duty for her country that not many people can. Gradually she isolates herself from everyone feeling burnt out except for Averill, Tina, and their thirteen-year-old daughter Zia.

When Salvatore, the head of a worldwide crime cartel kills those who Lilly regards as her family, she turns rogue because Salvatore was a CIA asset. She knows that the agency will send someone to take care of her but she never thought Lucas Swain was that man. On his part, Lucas never expects to fall for Lilly or become the instrument that would take over the assignment with Lilly that Averill and Tina never completed. Swain knows that when Lilly discovers who he really is she will want nothing to do with him.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%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?    -   evil subgroup in own govt Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Greece

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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