|Plot Summary of The Stalking Horse|
The novels begins at a tense moment in the smoky office of Detective Allan Pinkerton, the irascible head of Pinkerton's detective agency. Pinkerton grudgingly agrees to send Bronwyn to confederate territory in Montgomery Alabama for a simple assignment. However, this assignment turns out to be more than either bargained for as Bronwyn's fellow Pinkerton operatives are murdered in front of her and she along must unravel a plot by Southern successionists to assassinate the newly elected Abraham Lincoln.
This synopsis report prepared by Siobhan Noble
|Chapter Analysis of The Stalking Horse|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
- preventing/finding assassin
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Deep South
- Mid-Atlantic states
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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