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In 1970, the Fairview Nuclear Power Station is under construction near Brixton, Indiana. A young engineer named Steve Borden is there. Meanwhile, a Russian named Vitaly Kruchinkin leaves his beloved wife and becomes an undercover KGB spy in the United States. Steve Borden eventually becomes plant manager at Fairview Station. The plant also employs KGB agent Vitaly Kruchinkin, who is developing sabotage plans. Meanwhile, a Soviet mole has tipped off the U.S. about a spy working at an American nuclear plant, and the FBI begins to investigate. Then, soon after the horrific events at Chernobyl, Vitaly Kruchinkin is ordered to sabotage Fairview Station. He is told to make it look like an accident. FBI Agent Liz Rezhnitsky has learned of the sabotage orders and is closing in, but soon Steve Borden finds himself battling a crisis which could lead to a reactor meltdown.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 50% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   commies! Search for technology?    -   power source

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

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

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