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Warner, Feb 2002, 24.95, 329 pp.
ISBN: 0446527858

    When his beloved wife died, Kurt felt much of his life was interred with his cherished spouse. Though he was away from home a lot as expected with his job as a Secret Service agent, with the help of his sister Grace, Kurt raises his son Collin. Now years later, Kurt has left the agency to become a successful CEO while Collin is the family's Secret Service Agent.
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    In Skaneateles Lake, New York just as Kurt proposes marriage to his beloved Jill, Grace calls to tell him that Collin is dead. The Alexandria, Virginia police believe Collin committed suicide using a gun through his mouth to blow away his brains. Kurt refuses to accept the official explanation as he does not believe Collin would take such an action. He begins to investigate and soon learns about an enigmatic meeting with the President in which several of the attendees are now dead. Kurt intricately knows the layers protecting the President including THE FOURTH PERIMETER of secret service agents. He plans to use this knowledge to assassinate the man whom Kurt believes had his son murdered though he knows it will still take a Hail Mary to succeed.

    Though not offering any new offensive thrust, Tim Green provides fans of political thrillers with an exciting tale due to the likable hurting hero. Fans will root for Kurt to score because his pain as a beloved father of the victim feels genuine and his need to sack his son's killer will garner much empathy. The story line follows the sub-genre game plan, but Kurt turns THE FOURTH PERIMETER into an engaging tale.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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