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It is 1917, the United States is still neutral and Russia is collapsing from within. King George V is desparate to save his cousin Nicholas II from the Russian Revolutionaries, and hires an American naval attache to sneak into Germany with the objective of convincing Kaiser Wilhelm (a mutual cousin of George V and Nicholas II) to help him rescue "Cousin Nicky and his family"..despite the fact that England and Germany are at war!! From Germany, our hero sneaks into Russia, and manages to infiltrate the Romanovs. Meanwhile a Leninist terrorist is stalking the Romanovs to get them out of Moscow and into Siberia. There are exciting chase scenes through St Petersburgh, Moscow and the Russian forests,with trains, rattly trucks and a spectacular episode with an ice boat on the Gulf of Finland. A nice romantic subplot involves the Naval officer, the Leninist spy and a Bolshoi ballerina. This book will hold you to the edge of your seat, so have plenty of time available when you start it!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   commies! Search for technology?    -   state secrets

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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