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December 1999, the United States relinquishes control of the Panama Canal. The Chinese-owned Panama Ports Company assumes control and a veil of secrecy descends over the strategic waterway.
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A clandestine mission to China's Fujian province discovers that most of the missiles pointed at Taiwan are dummies.

CIA analyst Jonas Benjamin suspects the missing missiles are being shipped to Panama on Chinese container ships. He sets out for the Panama Zone to confirm his suspicions but disappears.

Against a mosaic of unforgettable characters, where nothing is as it seems, the forces of greed, power, avarice, fear, and honor collide in a race against time.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   special bomb

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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