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Mira, Feb 2005, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0778321290

With primary victories in Florida, Texas and Louisiana, Senator Grant Lawrence becomes the Democratic Party's nominee for president. As he thanks the voters on national TV, someone shoots him. The FBI begins investigating the assassination attempt, but hot stuff out of the box maverick Tom Lawton is assigned work to keep him out of the prime inquiries.
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Tom manages to find important information but is totally yanked from the case. He uncovers links to a Guatemala group which recently killed the American ambassador and CIA actions in the 1950s. He also finds he is now the target of his bosses. He flees with only Agent Renate Bachle who is willing to help him as long as his needs fit her secret agenda.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%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:    -   preventing/finding assassin 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:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

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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