|Plot Summary of P.E.A.C.E.|
Simon and Schuster, Dec 2000, 23.00, 320 pp.
The law abiding citizens of New York City welcomed the Police Enforced Anti-Crime Environment (P.E.A.C.E.) system that placed surveillance cameras all over town. Although freedoms were surrendered for safety, most New Yorkers have been elated with the results of their new surveillance system that has dramatically reduced crime.
While monitoring cameras watching over the subway, police officer Mac Wells and his partner Sam Mullane notice a crime in progress. They quickly arrive at the scene, but during the ensuing fight, Mac accidentally tranquilizes Sam, which is a minor inconvenience. However, a few days later, Sam stunningly dies. A guilt wracked Mac clandestinely makes inquiries starting with the so-called safe stun gun, which soon leads the former loyal cop into uncovering something sinister about P.E.A.C.E. Now his former employers assign Mac's former peers to make Mac meet with an accident.
P.E.A.C.E. is a fast-paced futuristic police procedural thriller that will provide much satisfaction to sub-genre fans who don't mind loose subplots. The action-packed story line takes a close look at the issue of safety vs. First Amendment rights with the major advancements in technology making “Big Brother” quite feasible. Although the characters including Mac never quite seem real, the story line packs quite a wallop as Guy Holmes cleverly relates his basic theme of who watches the watcher.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of P.E.A.C.E.|
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Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- near future
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a significant amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
The antagonists are:
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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