|Plot Summary of The Sleeper|
Simon & Schuster, Sep 2004, 24.00, 273 pp.
In Westfield, Kansas on September 11, 2001, Kurt Kurtovic turned on the TV to see the Twin Towers collapse. He knows that was just the beginning as the terrorists have further plans because he was once one of them and knows how they think. Part Muslim and working in the Special Forces, he was drawn into the Arab propaganda when he fought in Bosnia. Kurt even met Bin Laden before returning home carrying a weapon that would kill many Americans. However, he no longer believes in the Jihad as he relishes his tranquil life with his wife Betsy and their daughter Miriam.
However, he knows Al Qaeda is coming again gathering all their cells and operatives to help with the next attack. Kurt meets with old contacts and learns that ships are coming with weapons to kill many Americans. Arrested and flown to Guantomino Bay, he serves as a mole providing Intel until his release back to his family so that he could be the bait to lure and trap the deadly leader THE SLEEPER.
The protagonist believes he made many mistakes in his youth, but when he realized his errors he refused to join the mass murdering of innocents.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sleeper|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- arabs and/or muslims
- Eastern Europe
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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