Temple Book Summary and Study Guide

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William Race, a linguist college professor, finds himself going from translating an ancient manuscript for a group of army Green Berrets, to saving everyone on the planet from a nuclear blast that would destroy life as we know it, "a planet killer". The source of the nuclear bomb comes from an ancient Incan idol known as "The Spirit of the People". Race goes on a pulse quenching struggle to keep the idol from falling into the wrong hands and fails two times. But fortunately for mankind, Race thwarts the two attempts by a newly reformed Nazi group and an American terrorist group in their attempts at world destruction. Eventually, Race finds out where his hidden strenght to save the planet comes from; he is the chosen one that the Incans sung and wrote about long ago.   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 15%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts    -   trouble with tribes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   climbing with ropes    -   falling off Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   alligators/crocs    -   lost city Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   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?    -   military technology    -   archaeology Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   eaten    -   run over    -   crushed    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog
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