|Plot Summary of A Gentleman's Game: A Queen and Country Novel|
Bantam Oct 2004, 24.00, 368 pp.
The terrorist attack on the London Underground leaves over three hundred people dead. The English citizenry is outraged and scream for retribution so the government decides to retaliate. British Secret Intelligence Service Special Ops MI6 Division sends their top man (or in this case woman) agent Tara Chace to take out Dr. Faud bin Abdullah al Shimmari, the extremist ultimately responsible for the attack.
Terrorism is an international business and other nations want a piece of Faud. Several spy agencies from western allies insist that Faud belongs to them having suffered from his extremist terrorist activity in their respective nations. However besides sleeping with some of her so called allies, Chace is tired of the endless negations. She is elated when she is finally sent to kill Faud. However, as she completes her mission with an assassination inside a mosque, a Saudi Prince dies as collateral damage. This international incident inflames the Moslem world.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of A Gentleman's Game: A Queen and Country Novel|
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
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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