Second Wind Book Summary and Study Guide

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British meteorologist Perry Stuart is invited by a colleague to go on a hurricane-hunting flight in the Caribbean. It's a very risky occupation for amateurs, and sure enough his plane is forced down. He's shipwrecked on an island alone except for a herd of cows. While there, just before he's rescued, he stumbles onto a smuggling operation involving uranium isotopes. Believing terrorists are building nuclear weapons at some secret laboratory, Stuart tries to alert the proper authorities, before he is silenced forever.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Disaster, natural or nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   storm/hurricane Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   special bomb

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded    -   Caribbean Island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   physics Unusual forms of death    -   radiation    -   eaten    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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