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An ex-soldier, the hawk, plots to kidnap the pope to get money from all christians in the world. He forces an army lawyer to participate in this plot and uses his 4 ex-wifes to look after this lawyer. What could be a serious book becomes crazy and comical mainly because of the lawyer. He reacts hysterical to everything the Hawk does. Also, The Pope's reaction to the kidnapping is a big surprise...
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Disgraced general Mackenzie Hawkins, aka THE HAWK, hatches an outrageous plan to become the richest man in the world. He conspires to kidnap the Pope and demand a dollar off every Catholic in the world for his release. Things go hilariously wrong when the Pope agrees to go along with the plan as he is desperate for good press!
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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    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Germany    -   Italy    -   Switzerland Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia    -   China Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa    -   White Enclave Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York) Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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