|Plot Summary of Beneath a Silent Moon|
Morrow, Mar 2003, 24.95, 448 pp.
Charles Fraser met and married Melanie when they worked cloak and dagger against supporters of Napoleon on the continent. After four years of danger, the couple accompanied by their two children comes to London to take their place amongst the Ton. Now in the safety of post war England, Melanie wonders if her spouse has doubts about their relationship and loves Honoria Talbot who shockingly is marrying Charles' widowed father Kenneth.
A cohort from their espionage days, Francisco Doro, notifies Charles and Melanie that he wants to meet them. They rendezvous only to have a sniper kill Francisco and wound Charles. Managing to escape this trap, the duo remains caught in the middle of deadly intrigue involving their past and his family.
Beneath THE SILENT MOON is a tremendous Regency suspense thriller that contains some romance elements, but the exhilarating story line focuses on the intrigue. The return of the Frasers in a prequel (see DAUGHTER OF THE GAME) will delight readers as the couple retains their mystery and charm though more doubts about their relationship exists this time then in last year's novel. Tracy Grant provides richly textured historical intrigue that brings to life London just after the Napoleonic Wars.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Beneath a Silent Moon|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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