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          The novel begins with an organisation called Lazarus, which is dedicated to prevent the overgrowth of technology and protect the environoment. At time of the novel, the organization's original founders have disappeared and is now controlled by a mysterious man known only as Lazarus.
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         Lt.Col. Jonathan("Jon")Smith is an American army doctor who is also an undercover agent for an ultra-secretive agency called Covert-one that reports only to the President of the United States. He is sent to a government-run research agency in New-Mexico which concentrates on nanotechnology research.

       The Lazarus movement is organizing protests outside the agency. Suddenly, the protests turn violent and the laboratory is bombed by stone-cold professional killers wo enter the lab under disguise. Jon Smith fights the killers and manages to corner the leader, who is dies mysteriously while he engages Jon Smith. Also, hundreds of Lazarus people die due to some substance from the lab. The US government is blamed for the deaths and the President turns to Covert-One for rescue. So, Jon Smith teams up with a British agent to uncover the identity of Lazarus and to save the world from a terrible nanotechnology weapon.
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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    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire Search for technology?    -   nanotechnology

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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