|Plot Summary of Peacemaker|
Putnam, May 2001, 26.95, 416 pp.
The assignment is something that all the US Navy top brass wants to direct. Yet a woman, Lieutenant Commander Rose Craik obtains the job of directing the launching of the top-secret military satellite Peacemaker off the Libyan coast. Adding to her elation is her spouse Navy Lieutenant Alan Craik has just been transferred to the ship as an information officer.
However, the reunion is short lived as Alan learns that Hutu rebels led by Serbian terrorist Zulu has captured his close friend, CIA agent Harry O'Neill. Alan rescues his buddy with the help of a SEAL, but they trek across an unfriendly stretch of Africa like fish out of the sea with little chance of survival. At the same time, Rose finds herself beleaguered by an international cast to include her own country, Russians, Libyans, and Frenchmen.
If PEACE MAKER seems everywhere, don't fret it is. With several major subplots taking place in Serbia, Africa, America, and Libya and its coastal waters, Gordon Kent shows his talent by engaging the reader with a non-stop thriller that brilliantly ties everything together. The plot is complex way beyond the normal rules of the military espionage thriller. Fans will fully relish what is probably the sub-genre's best book of the year so far and want to read the previous Craik family album, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Peacemaker|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Search for technology?
- special war tech.
- government investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
The antagonists are:
- government bureaucracy
- Eastern Europe
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog