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The man known as Milo Costigan sat in a black bar in Newark when Julia Malcom, special assistant for security for Ackerdyne Industries enlists him to recover something stolen out of Black River nuclear power plant. Julia's boss, Jason Ackerdyne, owns the plant. As a rule whites only came to the bar by accident. JoMack the bartender has known Costigan for a while. William Dowd of the Provisional Irish Republic Army is the thief. Costigan was a member under another name when he left Dowd and the IRA back in 1979. Bukka, the shoeshine man down at Penn Station, Cletis Watkins a gun salesman, and Terry Reid who works at the power plant all figure in the tale. Explosives expert Dowd has a bone to pick with Ackerdyne. Dowd is aware that Ackerdyne is storing nuclear waste illegally and is willing to kill to protect that secret. Julia persuades Costigan to track down Dowd and his cohorts. Costigan has his own score to settle and is more than willing to accept the assignment.
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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% Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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