|Plot Summary of Dark Justice|
Putnam, June 2004, 25.95, 288 pp.
A Muslim raised in England as a Christian, Henry sneaks into the United States and stakes out a place across the street from where the president is supposed to be having dinner with a New York Senator. As he is about to shoot, Blake Johnson, head of the president's top secret security force and a secret service agent confront him, informing the Brit that the ammo from his gun has been removed and the president flew back to Washington D.C.
Blake's counterpart in England, General Ferguson, informed the White House about the assassination attempt. Now the general, Sean Dillion and Hannah Bernstein have to trace the assassin's movements back to the source which turns out to be a mosque run by a man who is recruiting British Muslims and sending them to terrorist training camps in the middle east. Working behind the scenes is a Russian billionaire and his chief security officer who want to sow dissension in the west and is funding the terrorists. Ferguson's unit gets in their way one too many times of the Russian and becomes a target for these power hungry megalomaniacs.
Jack Higgins has written a novel that shows how Britain is fighting the war on terror. Sean Dillon, a stone cold killer who was an enforcer for the IRA before being recruited by the General is the protagonist of this book as he seeks justice for the innocents who get caught in the cross-fire.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Dark Justice|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing/finding assassin
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- arabs and/or muslims
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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