|Plot Summary of The Salzburg Connection|
A chest lies at the bottom on an Austrian lake and it is no ordinary chest. It contains valuable
information cnncerning Nazi secrets and there are agents from around the world who are doing
everything to get it. There are also those who are trying desperately to see that no one does get
it! In “The Salzburg Connection,” Helen MacInnes is in top form with her ingredients for
success: exotic, historical locales, exciting and suspenseful plots, and excellent characterizations,
mixed in with more than a murder or two! The man with the inside track (read that, “American
protagonist”) is Bill Mathison, a New York lawyer. Before he knows it, he is faced with what
looks like certain death, on more than one occasion (these people don't kid around!), but his skill,
intelligence, and wit keep him afloat, despite having to worry about two beautiful women, one of
whom is out to betray him! An exciting read. MacInnes certainly carved out a sterling
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Salzburg Connection|
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How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Search for technology?
- power source
- method of mind control
- state secrets
- a lawyer creature
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog