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The Business is a secretive private multinational organisation that predates Christianity. The Business wants to buy its own State so that it can have a seat on the United Nations. Kate Telman the protagonist of the book is a Level 3 executive in The Business who is on a years sabbactical. Whilst visiting a computer chip making plant in Scotland belonging to the Business she becomes suspicious of a secure room she is steered away from. Then she gets invited to visit various Level 1 executives (who are all billionaires) around the world. They are sizing her up for a position of researcher into the tiny Himalayan State of Thuhn which they are planning to buy. The good news is that the Crown Prince of Thuhn is in love with Kate. They meet again at Uncle Freddy's (another Level 1 executive) and the Prince makes a pass at her. So the Level 1's are hoping that Kate and the Prince will get married. Kate must unearth the mystery surrounding the secret room at the chip making plant and also decide whether to marry the Crown Prince. The book describes wonderfully the tiny Principality of Thuhn and the life styles of billionaire executives. A gripping read by this master story teller.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%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:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of male nudity A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   electrical engineering Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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