The Last Frontier Book Summary and Study Guide

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Michael Reynolds, a British secret service agent, is cold and calculating. After eighteen months of training aimed at making him focus his mind solely on his job, he is sent into Communist-occupied Hungary to bring back a British scientist who has defected.
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His skills are immediately put to the test when he falls into the hands of the ruthless Hungarian Secret Police. In an attempt to continue his mission, he seeks the help of the leader of an underground movement that is set up to smuggle Hungarians over the border into the West.

Then Reynolds encounters a second shock: the leader, who was once a military officer in charge of bloody battles, is now a pacifist who urges peaceful overtures by the West toward the Communists.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%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:    -   1930's-1950's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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