|Plot Summary of Spies By Night|
Spies By Night by Dale A. Kagan
XLibris 380 pages. ISBN 1-010-7947-0
The interstellar corporation General Transit is set to inaugurate the use of its teleporter which allow instantaneous planet to planet transport for the first time, but someone has sabotaged Earth's solar platform which provides the energy that powers the teleporter. Someone has also kidnapped Volans Mirfak, an engineer who is important to the teleporter project.
At the heart of these problems is the planet Alioth, a world rife with economic and political intrigue. General Transit executive Dion Rendahl arrives on Alioth to investigate and is immediately plunged into the factional conflicts which embroil this volatile society.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda (Shomeret) Frankel
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|Chapter Analysis of Spies By Night|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
- method of transportation
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- Domed/Underground City
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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