Paradigm Book Summary and Study Guide

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This story takes place at the world famous Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina when two brothers and their wives come to visit their old friend who care takes the place for his wealthy father. They start exploring the Biltmore estate and find a secret passage that yields a very unusual old antique box.
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One of the brothers is a scientist who notes that the box has some type of function. They also find that there are old ledger type pages with the box which interest the other brother who is an economist.

The care taker son mentions the box and the pages to hs father who becomes very alarmed.

Upon returning home one of the brothers is killed which turns out to be murder. The other brother and the two wives begin a harrowing trip that takes them through out Europe as the elusive killers try to find them and silence them about the box.
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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 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   physics Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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