|Plot Summary of The Matarese Countdown|
|"A superb and fast-paced sequel to the classic thriller THE MATARESE CIRCLE! Beowulf Agate, aka Brandon Scofield, retired CIA operative is back. So are his arch-enemies: the Matarese dynasty who are intent on world domination. Hmm, isn't this plot a little familiar to regualar Ludlum readers?! Well, at least it's a winning formula! The Matarese are spreading their influence into the highest echelons of US government and intelligence, not to mention massive buyouts of public utilities and multinationals. What are their real motives ? When various high-ranking businessmen and lawyers are murdered, Brandon Schofield and his wife Antonia, living an idyllic life on a fortified Caribbean island, are called out of retirement by CIA agent Cameron Pryce. Their task: to track the Matarese, who are watching their every step. Who can they REALLY trust? The action shifts from the Caribbean to London to Bahrain, and back to the US for the final showdown in a thriller as superb as Ludlum's best! "
Nick Warren, Resident Scholar
|"The book is about a young CIA Agent trying to stop a group called the Materese. He has many adventures all over the world."
Nzinga , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Matarese Countdown|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 25%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- near future
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- evil corporation/billionaire
- government investigator
- Caribbean Island
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Unusual forms of death
- run over
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
- exploded into bits
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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