|Plot Summary of The Lonely Impulse|
|"The man known as Milo Costigan sat in a black bar in Newark when Julia Malcom, special assistant for security for Ackerdyne Industries enlists him to recover something stolen out of Black River nuclear power plant. Julia's boss, Jason Ackerdyne, owns the plant. As a rule whites only came to the bar by accident. JoMack the bartender has known Costigan for a while. William Dowd of the Provisional Irish Republic Army is the thief. Costigan was a member under another name when he left Dowd and the IRA back in 1979. Bukka, the shoeshine man down at Penn Station, Cletis Watkins a gun salesman, and Terry Reid who works at the power plant all figure in the tale. Explosives expert Dowd has a bone to pick with Ackerdyne. Dowd is aware that Ackerdyne is storing nuclear waste illegally and is willing to kill to protect that secret. Julia persuades Costigan to track down Dowd and his cohorts. Costigan has his own score to settle and is more than willing to accept the assignment."
eyal, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Lonely Impulse|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- evil corporation/billionaire
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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