|Plot Summary of The Secret Ways|
|"When Reynolds sneaks into Communist Hungary in the dead of the winter, he is propelled by a desperate mission-- to rescue Professor Jennings, an elderly British scientist who is held by the communists against his will. Reynolds soon hooks up with the mysterious Jansci and his friend the Count and together they strive to shuttle the professor out from under the communists over the border and back to England. When the communists discover that Reynolds is there and realize why, the pressure mounts and Reynolds realizes that he will have only one chance to rescue Professor Jennings before he is captured and killed by the Hungarian secret police."
Liba, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Secret Ways|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
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:
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Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
The antagonists are:
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
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