Red Tide Book Summary and Study Guide

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Morrow, Aug 2004, 23.95, 313 pp.
ISBN: 0060554800

In Seattle, Frank Corso comes out of his reclusive writing lifestyle only for his former lover Meg Dougherty. She invited and he attended her photography exhibition. However, at the height of Meg's triumph, the police arrive to evacuate the building due to a toxic chemical spill.
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Unable to ignore the journalistic tendencies that seem to make up much of his brain matter, Frank sneaks his way onto the investigation. He quickly learns of a terrorist strike using an Ebola strand that has killed several people inside a bus tunnel. The timing of these killers is impeccable as the city is about to host a symposium on chemical and biological weapons. However, the law uncovers Frank's hazmat suit masquerade making him the prime suspect and turning the case personal.

The fourth Corso tale is an exciting typically havoc that readers expect from the disgraced former reporter who can never resist the lure of an inquiry. The story line moves forward at an incredible pace as Corso, dodging the cops, believes that a greater statement is coming in which more than a busload of innocent passengers are killed. Fans of the series or anyone who appreciate a wild antiterrorist tale will want to ride alongside Corso, one of the better brooding champions.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%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 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

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

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