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Second Wind Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Second Wind

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.
This report prepared by Wayne S. Urben








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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

Setting

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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