The Northeast Kingdom Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jove, August 2002, 6.99, 320 pp.
ISBN 0515133612

The small town of Gilchrist in the green hills of Vermont was dying until the townsfolk invited the federal government to build a prison there. The 312 unit Administrative Maximum Penitentiary houses the most hardened prisoners men who have no hope of release, parole or escape. The revenues brought in by the existence of the prison allowed the town to grow and prosper.
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After years of solitary confinement, the prisoners revolt and take control of the prison. With the help of loyal ex-cons, the prisoners escape and next take over the town, threatening to release a deadly toxin into two different communities if any counter offensive is attempted. It is up to the people trapped within the town to do what the federal government is helpless to do: seize back their community.

Peter Collinson, a pseudonym for famous thriller writer Chuck Hogan, has written a first class novel of suspense. The thrill of seeing ordinary men and women fight for their freedom will send a patriotic shiver up the spine of the audience. The Northeast kingdom is a top of the line reading experience.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

Chapter Analysis of The Northeast Kingdom

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

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

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