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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.
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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.
The review of this Book 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?
The review of this Book prepared by Nick Warren

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Plot & Themes

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:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing/finding assassin    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   special bomb

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Germany    -   Switzerland Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   warship    -   drowning Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   rude people Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   hanging    -   run over    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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