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In 1944, an American bomber, carrying dead navigator Paul Mandrake, crashes in the Swiss Alps. Twenty-one years later, his son Peter learns that Stephen Craddock, the family lawyer, should be guardian of his father's university graduation diamond ring, worth half a million dollars. Craddock, a sinister character, denies this. Is the ring still with Paul in the lost bomber? Peter is determined to find the bomber and the ring.
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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 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts    -   planewreck Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Switzerland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing with ropes    -   falling off

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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