|Plot Summary of Mayan Gold|
|" From the mean streets of Chicago to the danger filled jungles of Mexico's Yucatan Penninsula, follow Jack Riley and Moria Clark as they race against the clock to stop a modern day Mexican Revolution and the ascent to power of a man claiming to be the reincarnation of the ancient Mayan god Kulkulcan, also known as The Feathered Serpent!
Following the murder of Professor Santo Cortez at the Field Museum Of Natural History in Chicago, and an aborted raid on a Mayan artifact display aboart the Casino Boat Windy City, Jack and Moria find themselves drawn deeper into a deadly mystery. Aided by Riley's partner Ken Alston and Moria's old college roommate Archeologist Julie Carr, the intrepid duo delve into the reasons why a blood cult known as the Sons of The Feathered Serpent killed the professor and stole priceless Mayan artifacts. Dodging attempts to kill them by the group, the fearless foursome follows the trail to the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza, where they encounter giant guardian rattlesnakes and find the key to the mystery. Why does the man calling himself Kulkulcan want the statues given to Julie Carr by her deceased father? What is he after? The answer lies in previously undiscovered ruins near the border of Belize. Ruins that lie atop a giant oil field coveted by Riley's old adversaries at Aries Oil.
Can Riley and company solve the mystery of what Kulkulcan is after? Or will they perish, victims of a madman's quest for Mayan Gold?
Bill Craig, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Mayan Gold|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Exploring into the wild
- getting to know a nice woman
- searching for treasure/artifacts
- surviving elements in wilderness
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a significant amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can cast all sorts of spells
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
The Americas (not US):
- climbing on trails
- falling off
- lost city
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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