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The latest outing for Britain's finest, clean-cut MI6 agents Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman finds them up against the Elite Club, an organisation bent on causing terror attacks and riots across Europe in order for a right-wing dictatorship to seize control of the EU. Using refugees and a professional assassin called Mr Blue, chaos ensues but soon MI6's best are on the case. But who is Mr Blue? How does Swiss banker Oskar Vernon fit into the Elite Club and whose side is he really on? Action sweeps into northern Germany when Tweed and his team are attacked. Paula Grey is kidnapped. Very soon, MI6 discover that a high-ranking politician in the White House has a major part to play. Overall, a very intriguing and mildly original scenario which is sadly spoilt by an ending straight out of AUSTIN POWERS. However, the narrative and the build-up are very typical of Forbes's superb earlier work such as THE JANUS MAN and SHOCKWAVE, hence the 8 rating.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Germany    -   Scandinavia Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   hanging    -   run over    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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