The Cauldron Book Summary and Study Guide

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The head of the world's largest conglomerate, Vincent Bernard Moloch, invents a new kind of powerful explosive which he wishes to sell to the MIddle East fundamentalists at a price. To demonstrate its capability, his associates threaten to cause a major California earthquake. With the help of CIA director Cord Dillon, England's best secret agents Tweed, Paula Grey, Bob Newman and assorted collagues tackle this Moloch character, but will they get to him before it is too late?
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Search for technology?    -   special bomb    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Switzerland Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   sail boat    -   warship    -   scuba under    -   drowning Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane    -   warplane City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   fright    -   run over    -   crushed    -   drowned    -   stampeded    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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