|Plot Summary of Sphere Of Influence|
Putnam, Oct 2002, 24.95, 432 pp.
The CIA is supporting Al Quaeda in its bid to take over the heroin trade in the Golden Crescent. It's leader Mustafa intends that the money brought in by the sale of heroin in the United States will be used to buy weapons to be used against the people of America. The CIA believes that Yasin's methods would interrupt the drug supply and allow the Asians to become the new supplier to the US, therefore diminishing or eradicating Al Quaeda's power base.
Unfortunately, things don't go according to plan and Al Quaeda is able to smuggle a missile launcher and an unknown amount of missiles into America. They are threatening a reign of terror not seen since September 11th and only one man can stop them. Mark Beamon, SAC in charge of the Arizona Branch of the FBI, goes undercover. He risks his life, his career, and his reputation to remove the threat from American soil.
Kyle Mills is an enthralling writer of espionage thrillers on the same level as Tom Clancy and Dale Brown. The protagonist is willing to bend, even break the rules to keep America safe. A man who is willing to sacrifice everything he holds dear is a true hero and it is this reviewer's fervent wish that there other thrillers starring Mark Beamon in the future. SPHERE OF INFLUENCE is a must read for anyone who enjoys a great thriller.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sphere Of Influence|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
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:
- main char. spying/sabotage
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
- government investigator
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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