|Plot Summary of The President's Assassin|
Someone is killing politicians, and it happened under the Secret Services' watch. The suspects have published a web site with a $100 Million reward for whoever kills the American President. While most people wouldn't bite at killing for the money, $100 Million could change even the most petty criminal into a murderer, and the authorities knows that leaving them with a huge spectrum of suspects.
Drummond is back in another crime thriller and once again on loan, this time to the CIA. Together with a local FBI agent he works, trying to stop the killing and find the suspect before more people die including the president. The book takes us through the Washington DC area, and all the way to Texas as the two are looking for clues.
This synopsis report prepared by Natasha Joiner
Warner, Feb 2005, 25.95
In exile to the CIA's Office of Special Projects, Army JAG Major Sean Drummond is escorted by FBI Agent Jennifer Margold to a Virginia crime scene where six corpses are located. Considering that the house is impenetrable with cameras and radar detectors outside and agents inside, no one knows how the killer breached the premises. That is no one until Sean explains the most likely method that led to the assassination of the White House Chief of Staff Terry Belknap, his wife, and their four secret service bodyguards. The message left behind is “… the president will be history in the next two days”.
Though he wants out because he knows what will hit the bureaucratic fan, Sean wonders if the mass murders are linked to the $100 million bounty offered for killing the president? Soon a Supreme Court Justice and the Republican National Committee chairman are killed too. Drummond concludes that a mole inside the inner circle of security is giving away information. He must remove the mole before he can stop the killing machine, but has only one day left.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The President's Assassin|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing/finding assassin
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
- government investigator
- a lawyer creature
- Washington D.C.
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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