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When Reynolds sneaks into Communist Hungary in the dead of the winter, he is propelled by a desperate mission-- to rescue Professor Jennings, an elderly British scientist who is held by the communists against his will. Reynolds soon hooks up with the mysterious Jansci and his friend the Count and together they strive to shuttle the professor out from under the communists over the border and back to England. When the communists discover that Reynolds is there and realize why, the pressure mounts and Reynolds realizes that he will have only one chance to rescue Professor Jennings before he is captured and killed by the Hungarian secret police.
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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) 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 Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   commies!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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