Spear Book Summary and Study Guide

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A GAO investigator and his childhood sweetheart get swept up in a series of murders and coverups. They uncover government plots and a CIA plan to cause domestic terrorism.
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The review of this Book prepared by Peter Black

A CIA agent on the brink of insanity discovers that a black box weapons project (Project Spear)is a cover for nefarious CIA activities. Add an ex-girlfriend, a NATO exercise in Virginia that is getting the local militias up in arms, and you have a page-turning treat.
The review of this Book prepared by Robin Robbel

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt Search for technology?    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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