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Midnight Plague explores the possibility of biological warfare during World War II. A fishing boat runs aground in England with Jewish passengers dead from an unknown disease. An American doctor, Frank Brink, who has been working on possible antidotes for a biological attack is sent to France to find the source of the disease. The Allies are planning to invade Normandy in only a few days, so Frank must move swiftly to prevent the Germans from releasing deadly germs on the invasion forces. He is helped in his mission by a young French woman with the resistance.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   story of bio weapon/virus War Thriller    -   Yes 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:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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