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This is a book of vengeance and revenge. Travis has finally found true love, and she is snatched from him by death. At first it appears to be a lethal illness, then horrifyingly, a random sophisticated killing. Trav is almost mad with a desire to find one man, one face to batter and then to execute. To face the fact that the murder appears to be an organizational hit with no single one-of-a-kind killer seems obscenely unfair. Travis follows some paper-thin leads, discards his identity, and infiltrates a terrorist camp sponsored by a cult.
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The finale is a fine display of McGee's sniperly abilities, derring-do and just plain luck. (Rambo has nothing on him!) The only thing that dated "The Green Ripper" was McGee's reluctance to off the female terrorists, and one was a pretty nasty piece of work! The author backs off and has her killed with her own grenade. Today no such chivalry (even if misguided) would be allowed.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   cult

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   perforation--bullets    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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