The Salzburg Connection Book Summary and Study Guide

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A chest lies at the bottom on an Austrian lake and it is no ordinary chest. It contains valuable
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information cnncerning Nazi secrets and there are agents from around the world who are doing
everything to get it. There are also those who are trying desperately to see that no one does get
it! In “The Salzburg Connection,” Helen MacInnes is in top form with her ingredients for
success: exotic, historical locales, exciting and suspenseful plots, and excellent characterizations,
mixed in with more than a murder or two! The man with the inside track (read that, “American
protagonist”) is Bill Mathison, a New York lawyer. Before he knows it, he is faced with what
looks like certain death, on more than one occasion (these people don't kid around!), but his skill,
intelligence, and wit keep him afloat, despite having to worry about two beautiful women, one of
whom is out to betray him! An exciting read. MacInnes certainly carved out a sterling
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   power source    -   method of mind control    -   state secrets

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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