The Road to Omaha Book Summary and Study Guide

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A former military commander, General McKenzie Hawkins a.k.a madman the hawk, stumbles on a document granting the state of Nebraska to the Wopotami indians. Armed with this evidence the hawk transforms himself into Chief Thunderhead of the Wopotami and drags in successful lawyer Sam Devereur to argue the case at the supreme court.The thriller explodes when the US government takes on the challenge to defend its military installation in Nebraska(SAC),its pride and mostly to defend its supremacy.
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The review of this Book prepared by Goodwill Mathonsi

The Hawk, aka Colonel Mackenzie Hawkins, or in this outing Big Chief Thunderhead, is back! In this excellent comedy thriller which would also make a rib-tickling movie, the Hawk (after having infiltrated an Indian tribe called the Wopotamis) goes to the US Supreme Court by claiming back the state of Nebraska on behalf of the Wopotamis! How does he manage? A protocol from 1878 found in a dusty archive. As he hatches his devious plan, his old adversary is back, lawyer Sam Deveraux. With the assistance of Jennifer Redwing, a Native American, and assorted colleagues, they do all they can to stop the Hawk once again before he threatens national security - remember Strategic Air Command is on the land the Wopotamis want back! And so the hilarity begins. Ludlum proves his versatility once again in a unique novel which contains an arrant sense of wild, madcap humour throughout!
The review of this Book prepared by Nick Warren

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   civil suit to get justice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   descript. of breasts A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   fright    -   run over    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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