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Imagine Steve Mcqueen's character from the great escape, but smarter, stuck light years from home,held prisoner by an alien alliance who's members don't know much about each other, let alone their enemies, you can do wonders with a piece of wire and totally natural paranoia.
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This is the story of a scoutship pilot who gathers military intelligence. But then his ship crashes, and he must use all his wits to convince his captors to let him go.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier    -   fighter (air/space) pilot Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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