|Plot Summary of Epitaph for a Spy|
In a French village near the Riviera, on the eve of World War II, mild-mannered teacher Josef Vadassy stops to pick up his vacation photos. Before he can admire the fruits of his favorite hobby, he is promptly arrested for espionage. It seems Vadassy captured some secret battlements on film without knowing it.
The enigmatic police interrogator offers the dumbfounded Vadassy a deal: spy on his fellow hotel guests. If the real villain in unmasked, the teacher can return to Paris in time to start his new term, only three days away.
Reluctant at first, the young sleuth gets carried away in his role as master spy and causes his police chief trouble.
This synopsis report prepared by Karen Boyd
|Chapter Analysis of Epitaph for a Spy|
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
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- stopping a saboteur/spy
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War-time military intelligence mission?
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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