|Plot Summary of Stronghold|
|"James Flood has just gotten out of a Florida prison with three partners and a plan: to rob an upstate New York bank of $4 million and escape to the West Indies and ultimately South America or Africa. As Jimmy, he grew up troubled, angry, and all but orphaned by his battling and neglectful parents in the town of Scammons Landing, New York. Now he's going back there, not only to strike it rich, but to take hostages among the Quaker community that tried to take care of him when he was little, even after he accidentally shot a garbage collector when he was still just a kid. His opponents include 55-year-old banker Marcus Hayworth and his oldest daughter Janet, who sexually humiliated James when he was 16 and now keeps herself half comatose on drugs.
When Flood's team goes up against a community of nonviolent Quakers, it comes down to who can out-think the others, whether Marcus can negotiate the criminals into splitting up and betraying one another, and how to keep the entire powder keg of a situation secret from the local law enforcement who will only mess it up and trip off the gunfire."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Stronghold|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
- business executive
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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