|Plot Summary of This United State|
Britain is in danger.
The Prime Minister has been assassinated. Paula Grey rescues a key American from a brutal attempt on his life. Is a giant power determined to absorb Britain into its own system? Enemies flood into the country. The noose tightens.
What is the role of enigmatic Sharon Mandeville, glamorous millionairess? Grim Ed Osborne flies in from Washington - with the villainous Jake Ronstadt and his troop of henchmen. Newman sees an informant killed by a mysterious marksman, The Phantom. Tweed moves his key personnel to a secret hideaway. Jefferson Morgenstern, Secretary of State, arrives in London. Tweed meets ladykiller Basil Windermere, playboy Rupert, son of Sir Guy (Strangeways), who made his fortune in the States. Denise Chatel, attractive assistant to Mandeville, appears and disappears. Who is running this gigantic operation? Terror grips London.
Attempts are made to kidnap Tweed and to kill Paula. The trail leads Tweed to Basle, Switzerland, into the sinister Black Forest. The murderous Umbrella Men, encountered in London, reappear. A battle takes place amid the ice-bound forest. Tweed moves on to Strasbourg, then Paris, hunted by The Phantom, whose identity is unknown.
The spectacular climax takes place on Romney Marsh as a hostile naval task force approaches Britain.
This synopsis report prepared by Edwin Visser
The British Prime Minister is assassinated and an attempt is made on the CIA Director's life. British spies Tweed, Paula Grey and Bob Newman are called in and discover a massive conspiracy so incredible they will do all they can to prevent it. Meanwhile, London is paralysed by several terrorist attacks and scores of Americans are entering the country to solve the problem but is there a link?
This synopsis report prepared by Nick Warren
|Chapter Analysis of This United State|
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 - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing/finding assassin
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War-time military intelligence mission?
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
Search for technology?
- special bomb
- a lawyer creature
- Cynical or arrogant
- pleasure/love boat
- passenger plane
- rude people
- moving train
- fort/military installation
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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