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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Bernard G. Lord








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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

Setting

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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