Silent Lies Book Summary and Study Guide

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Silent Lies is the story of a young Hungarian named Leo who has an amazing talent for languages. He is offered the opportunity to study in Budapest, and his future looks bright until Hungary's collapse after World War I. Leo then travels through Europe, holding various jobs and constantly reinventing his identity. While in Paris, Leo meets and falls in love with the beautiful Martha. Shortly after, his talent for languages causes him to become caught up in an elaborate counterfeit scheme.
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When this counterfeit scheme results in Leo murdering a man, he is forced to leave Paris, and Martha, behind. He flees to Shangai, bringing with him a stolen diamond necklace that helps him to build his fortune. He then brings Martha to Shanghai to marry him. When the head of the Chinese mafia discovers Leo's true identity and blackmails him, Leo must find a way to protect his family and his secret.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%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:    -   1900-1920's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   Get treasure/money from another criminal Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Religious Jew


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Asia/Pacific    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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