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Gabriel Syme is a poet turned special detective, who must stop the Central Anarchist Council, which is composed of seven members named after the day of the week. He is unexpectedly elected Thursday and form this point onward the book is mostly action as Syme and his confederates make amazing discoveries. The unexpected denouement occurs as Syme discovers who Sunday is.
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There are seven members of the Central Anarchist Council, who for security reasons, call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Gabriel Syme, an undercover detective, is sent in to find the leader Sunday, and prevent him from murdering hundreds of people.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 35% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   cult

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   French    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France

Writing Style

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

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