|Plot Summary of Reap the Whirlwind|
|"December 1999, the United States relinquishes control of the Panama Canal. The Chinese-owned Panama Ports Company assumes control and a veil of secrecy descends over the strategic waterway.
A clandestine mission to China's Fujian province discovers that most of the missiles pointed at Taiwan are dummies.
CIA analyst Jonas Benjamin suspects the missing missiles are being shipped to Panama on Chinese container ships. He sets out for the Panama Zone to confirm his suspicions but disappears.
Against a mosaic of unforgettable characters, where nothing is as it seems, the forces of greed, power, avarice, fear, and honor collide in a race against time.
Douglas De Bono, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Reap the Whirlwind|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War-time military intelligence mission?
Search for technology?
- special bomb
- infantry soldier
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
The Americas (not US):
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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