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Someone is killing politicians, and it happened under the Secret Services' watch. The suspects have published a web site with a $100 Million reward for whoever kills the American President. While most people wouldn't bite at killing for the money, $100 Million could change even the most petty criminal into a murderer, and the authorities knows that leaving them with a huge spectrum of suspects.

Drummond is back in another crime thriller and once again on loan, this time to the CIA. Together with a local FBI agent he works, trying to stop the killing and find the suspect before more people die including the president. The book takes us through the Washington DC area, and all the way to Texas as the two are looking for clues.
This report prepared by Natasha Joiner





Warner, Feb 2005, 25.95
ISBN: 0446576670

In exile to the CIA's Office of Special Projects, Army JAG Major Sean Drummond is escorted by FBI Agent Jennifer Margold to a Virginia crime scene where six corpses are located. Considering that the house is impenetrable with cameras and radar detectors outside and agents inside, no one knows how the killer breached the premises. That is no one until Sean explains the most likely method that led to the assassination of the White House Chief of Staff Terry Belknap, his wife, and their four secret service bodyguards. The message left behind is “… the president will be history in the next two days”.

Though he wants out because he knows what will hit the bureaucratic fan, Sean wonders if the mass murders are linked to the $100 million bounty offered for killing the president? Soon a Supreme Court Justice and the Republican National Committee chairman are killed too. Drummond concludes that a mole inside the inner circle of security is giving away information. He must remove the mole before he can stop the killing machine, but has only one day left.


Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%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/finding assassin 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    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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