Peacemaker Book Summary and Study Guide

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Putnam, May 2001, 26.95, 416 pp.
ISBN: 0399146636

    The assignment is something that all the US Navy top brass wants to direct. Yet a woman, Lieutenant Commander Rose Craik obtains the job of directing the launching of the top-secret military satellite Peacemaker off the Libyan coast. Adding to her elation is her spouse Navy Lieutenant Alan Craik has just been transferred to the ship as an information officer.
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    However, the reunion is short lived as Alan learns that Hutu rebels led by Serbian terrorist Zulu has captured his close friend, CIA agent Harry O'Neill. Alan rescues his buddy with the help of a SEAL, but they trek across an unfriendly stretch of Africa like fish out of the sea with little chance of survival. At the same time, Rose finds herself beleaguered by an international cast to include her own country, Russians, Libyans, and Frenchmen.

    If PEACE MAKER seems everywhere, don't fret it is. With several major subplots taking place in Serbia, Africa, America, and Libya and its coastal waters, Gordon Kent shows his talent by engaging the reader with a non-stop thriller that brilliantly ties everything together. The plot is complex way beyond the normal rules of the military espionage thriller. Fans will fully relish what is probably the sub-genre's best book of the year so far and want to read the previous Craik family album, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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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% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Search for technology?    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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