|Plot Summary of Captain Cut-Throat|
Set in 1805, during the assault by Napoleon on Britain, a silent, invisible killer is knifing sentries in the vast battle-camp poised to sail on England. Leaving notes signed "Captain Cut-throat", no one has any idea of who the assassin is, let alone how they're killing these men. A top English spy, Alan Hepburn, is captured by Fouche - Napoleons wily police chief - and is set onto the killers trail. He must discover the identity of the mysterious killer and serve his own country's ends as well - a gamble with most of Europe in hazard.
This story involves wild galloping horses, muskets, swordplay and a cunning mystery, all wrapped up in political machinations.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of Captain Cut-Throat|
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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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