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Assassian Connor Fritzgerald works under the umbrella of the CIA. His family and friends don't know of his double life, so when days before he's due to retire he goes on "One Last Business Trip" which goes wrong, his family is inadvertantly thrown into questioning what he really does do for a living. At the same time, Connor is being sent on a bogus mission, set up by the director of the CIA, presumably with the permission of the White House. In actually, it's a ploy to eliminate Connor, who has, in the Director's view, become a threat to her job.
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The review of this Book prepared by J. Ellsworth

Connor Fitzgerald is employed by the CIA to kill presidential candidates in other countries who don't like the US. The director of the CIA has given the orders for this killings without presidential permission. Now she wants to avoid responsibility by disposing of Fitzgerald. She sents him to Russia to kill the next presidential candidate and tips off the russian police. Sitting in a cell awaiting his execution he realizes that he has been betrayed. Only the help of an extraordinary friend and the russian mafia can rescue him from prison. But there are conditions he has to fulfill if he doesn't want his wife and daughter killed.
All in all a suspenseful thriller with a surprising ending.
The review of this Book prepared by Anne

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Plot & Themes

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:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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