|Plot Summary of Hit Hard|
|"Sam Wyatt and the rest of the Dragon One team members are commissioned to retrieve uncut diamonds that have been circulating in the black market of Sri Lanka. It has been rumored that the diamonds are to be used to purchase weapons for the terrorist group in the country. When they have been following up clues from different snitches, Sam meets an American woman named Viva Fiori who has been fighting off a bandit leader from stealing a priceless artifact. Sam recognizes the leader and before he begins to ask him about the diamonds, he has been shot dead with a poisonous dart aimed from nowhere. Sam grabs Viva and they both run away from the pursuing and avenging bandits. During the escape, Sam is impressed with Viva's courage and intelligence. The attraction between them also sizzles. When they are finally rescued by Sam's team, he reluctantly takes Viva into a safe place and walks away from her.
Viva is sent to deliver a priceless Thai artifact to a museum curator in Bangkok. When she has completed her mission, she has been rewarded by a relaxing vacation at the Four Season's Hotel not knowing that the curator has ordered someone for her demise. Viva is drugged and sold into slavery.
When Sam checks in on her, he is surprised to find her gone and her room with blood. Terrified to what might have happened to her, he searches for her until he finds her in a hotel room with a big guy on top of her. Viva furiously makes a way of escaping from being raped by the foreign man in front of her. She has successfully killed the man when Sam drops in the room. Relieved that Sam is there, they escape the hotel with bad guys and police chasing after them. Sam brings her back to their headquarters. There they found out that the man she has killed has been an international most wanted criminal. He is in the city to trade uncut diamonds for a secret military weapon. They found out that the weapon is so powerful and can be aimed from a satellite. The weapon has already destroyed the Sri Lanka's dam and causes the sudden volcanic eruption in Guatamela. Sam seeing that Viva can't be safe anywhere decides to keep her in their base. Fortunately Viva is a fountain of knowledge and resources which speed up their catching of the man who possesses the weapon. With Viva's connection to the wealthy Italian and Russian mafia, she disguises herself as a buyer of the weapon. Sam with the other Dragon One team members are able to locate and infiltrate the enemy's place and kill the enemy and destroy the weapon.
Katrina Lo, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hit Hard|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
- present (2000-2010)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- navy soldier
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- bulging muscles
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- foreign organized crime
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
- Southeast Asia
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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