|Plot Summary of The Evening News|
Crawford Sloane is the lead anchorman at CBA news. One day his wife, son, and father are kidnapped by terrorists. The news crew feels they can do a better job with their resources and contacts of finding out who the terrorists are and where they took Sloane's family, than can the FBI. So Harry Partridge leads up a team of crack TV people, who search for clues throughout the northeast to try to find out who took Sloane's family and why. The trail leads them across the country and ultimately to South America, where drug lords known as the Shining Path are trying to overthrow the Peruvian government. How can Harry Partridge find out where the hostages are and how to get them out? The news crew comes through, with a very dramatic rescue at the end.
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
|Chapter Analysis of The Evening News|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- foreign drug cartel
The Americas (not US):
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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