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The story takes place mostly through the eyes of Sam Wainwright, 43rd President of the United States who as Vice President has just replaced the 42nd President. As the book opens the White House grounds are overrun by terrorists during a State Dinner. The President, trying to escape with a false identity, is caught in a huge blast that has kills everyone else. He wakes up in a hospital with a face that has had extensive plastic surgery, and no memory. He is presumed dead. The Speaker of the House, an ultra right-wing extremist becomes President. His sinister aide—Shelby Mannix eventually discovers that Wainwright is alive and tries to have him killed. The President spends most of the book running for his life and not knowing why people are trying to kill him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   power struggle within govt between two factions    -   deposing an evil leader Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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