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Five Star, Apr 2005, 25.95
ISBN: 1594142858

The injuries in Viet Nam ended his military career, but former Brigade Commander Jonathan Traynor is not ready to go desk side. He has a concept for a different type of human Intel, but no one listens to a veteran whose better years have passed. That is no one until his college roommate Sandy Colburn is named Director of the CIA. Sandy buys Jon's pitch of a covert operation to handle affairs where the government cannot afford a trace of a taint. Jon recruits his best officer Hackler Staley as his agent.

Almost three decades later, their partnership a success, Hackler is nearing retirement. He completes a mission, but someone betrayed him. He has been caught by the enemy, but wonders just who his foes are. Could Traynor the man he trusted for years have betrayed him as a Cold War relic liability? Or is it someone else whose secrets he learned back in Viet Nam when he obtained evidence that Air Force Lieutenant Robert McGowan attempted murder, but won a Silver Star for his action; McGowan is running for President and nothing must stand in his way.


Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

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) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   govt. doing secret bad things abroad    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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