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Bob Adamov shows his talent in this interesting adventure: "Rainbow's End." Colonel Shelby Harrington is sent by Jefferson Davis to rescue confederate soldiers from the Johnson's Island prison in Lake Erie. He is also to bring a trunk filled with treasure and a secret document for Jefferson Davis. The plan goes wrong. The men are captured, and the trunk is lost.
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Adamov then takes us to the present time. The locale remains the islands in Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio. The main characters now are Emerson Moore, Jacques and Francois L'Hostes, Martine and Tim Tobin and their son Austin. Jacques and Francois are the villains, rich, powerful, and corrupt. The adventure includes friction between Moore and the L'Hostes, an affection between Moore and Martine, fist fights, hit and run attempts, murders speed boat chases, helicopter attacks, and dangerous underground caves.

Rainbow's End is a fast-moving, action-packed novel with a plot that starts in civil war times and is finally resolved in modern times.

The review of this Book prepared by Maurice A. Williams

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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 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Civil War Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?    -   Yes Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Island?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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