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Major Joseph Makatozi is a U.S. Air Force test pilot. He is shot down and in the beginning of the novel, finds himself in a Soviet prison camp deep in the forests of Siberia.
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He knows he must escape, and his upbringing in the Idaho Snake River country will come to his aid, along with his American Indian heritage. His Indian grandparents trained him in the old ways of hunting and survival, and these skills will stand him in good stead in Siberia.

After he makes his escape, he must avoid the Russian soldiers combing the country for him, so he keeps to the forests and mountains. He must pass the winter on the run, living off the land, with cold temperatures down to -60*!

Along the way, he becomes acquainted with some Soviet dissidents who also live in the forests, including a lovely Romanian woman, Natalya, and her father.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving elements in wilderness    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Terrain    -   Ice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, airforce Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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