|Plot Summary of A Split Second to Midnight|
Alexander Petrov is an inventor turned CEO in the mid twenty 21st century. His amazing inventions eventually lead him to the discovery of an alien race known as Andromedans who are living on earth as scientists and geneticists. These alien visitors are growing increasingly concerned about the ecological future of their planet, and their studies show a grim future.
Through politics and petty business trickery, his cousin, Stefano, covertly sells Alexander's inventions to NASA. Unresolved issues have caused a rift between the two cousins, and Alexander's success has made the bitterness grow even deeper in Stefano. Combining raw intelligence, aggressive tactics and risk taking, Alexander tries to cope with his adversaries. Meanwhile, as the conflict between the two cousins swells, the Andromedan Federation, realizing the global significance of the growing battle, seizes the opportunity to colonize the Earth in an attempt to prevent the ensuing mayhem and impending calamity.
This synopsis report prepared by Tom Montgomery
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|Chapter Analysis of A Split Second to Midnight|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- preventing an ecological disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
- business executive
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- Domed/Underground City
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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