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Risk Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Risk

The first line of Risk is: "Thursday, March 17, I spent the morning in anxiety, the afternoon in ecstasy, and the evening unconscious." Roland Britten is an accountant and part-time amateur steeplechase jockey. On March 17, just after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, he is abducted and kept in the sail locker of a sailing boat. His kidnappers ask for no ransom and give him no reason for his abduction. Roland escapes only to find that he is still a target for the kidnappers.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   jockey Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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