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Tyrell Hawthorne, a burnt-out, ex-Naval Intelligence officer of Lieutenant rank, is brought "back in from the Cold", by some of his former counterparts in British and French Intelligence. The reason: to stop at all costs, a devious and malevolent terrorist by the name of Bajarat, who is determined to bring about the death of none other than the President of the U.S.A. and other world leaders.
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A battle of brawn and brains between the two, animates the story throughout the book, along with a variety of other complex sub-plots, devised in the best Ludlum tradition, up to the final climactic conclusion.
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A terrorist is obsessed with taking revenge on the USA and other countries who massacred her husband. A former naval officer is recruited to help catch her in an adventure of suspense.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier    -   retiree Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Island Misc setting    -   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    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of breasts A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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