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Michael Havelock is a renegade CIA agent who is wrongly led to believe his girlfriend Jenna Karras has been murdered. When he spots her in Rome, he obsessively puts everything at risk and follows her to France and a mysterious airfield. His findings lead him to a major global conspiracy which could threaten millions, with operatives that go all the way to his commander-in-chief.
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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    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   spy ring

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   swimming on    -   drowning Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane    -   warplane Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded    -   Atlantic Ocean Island City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   wealthy    -   rude people    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   run over    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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