Year Of The Snake Book Summary and Study Guide

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A major US corporation moves in to control an election. They send in a ruthless amoral young executive, and an attractive young blonde, to manipulate both the party in power and the people in general. One reporter stands between them and success, and he has the assistance of a major Asian community (Chinese): who have concerns of their own re 1997... And now, 12 years later, with another election in the offing, the same forces are in play again.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   election campaign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminals killing each other Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   power source    -   method of mind control

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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