|Plot Summary of Rad Decision: A Novel of Nuclear Power|
In 1970, the Fairview Nuclear Power Station is under construction near Brixton, Indiana. A young engineer named Steve Borden is there. Meanwhile, a Russian named Vitaly Kruchinkin leaves his beloved wife and becomes an undercover KGB spy in the United States. Steve Borden eventually becomes plant manager at Fairview Station. The plant also employs KGB agent Vitaly Kruchinkin, who is developing sabotage plans. Meanwhile, a Soviet mole has tipped off the U.S. about a spy working at an American nuclear plant, and the FBI begins to investigate. Then, soon after the horrific events at Chernobyl, Vitaly Kruchinkin is ordered to sabotage Fairview Station. He is told to make it look like an accident. FBI Agent Liz Rezhnitsky has learned of the sabotage orders and is closing in, but soon Steve Borden finds himself battling a crisis which could lead to a reactor meltdown.
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|Chapter Analysis of Rad Decision: A Novel of Nuclear Power|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 50%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
Search for technology?
- power source
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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