To The Brink Book Summary and Study Guide

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Darcy Prescott US Consulate Worker in Manila is the ex-wife of Ethan Garrett. Ethan is a former special services member who comes home one night to find that Darcy has left him a panicked message to call her. When he can't reach her and her coworker is killed he gathers up his brothers and best friend and they launch a rescue attempt.
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The story intertwines chapters back to how Darcy and Ethan met, married and divorced.

Darcy has been kidnapped and is in the jungles of the Philippines. The first half of the story details how she stays alive, and how Ethan et al, are able to rescue her. Once she is back in the states it seems that she is still in danger. Ethan and she head to Washington DC to retrieve a package she mailed to herself moments before she was kidnapped. This package was given to her the day before she is killed and Darcy mailed it moments before she is kidnapped. What is on the tape in the package contains information that will take down more than one individual.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%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:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   diplomat Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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