|Plot Summary of Edge of Danger|
Putnam, Feb 2001, 288 pp.
The Rashids are half British and half Arab and are contented with being one of the wealthiest families in the world. When the patriarch dies in battle, his survivors knew he was doing his job. However, when someone runs over their mother and nothing happens to the perpetrator, the new patriarch swears vengeance. He orders the assassination of the driver, but when the United States and Russia interfere with his business in the Arabian province of Hazar, he vows to bring death upon both nations.
He assembles an elite assassin team to kill the American president, but Sean Dillon, former IRA terrorist and now agent of the British government learns of the plan. Blake Johnson and the Secret service foil the attempt. Blake and Sean with the support of their respective governments intend to bring down the Rashids one person at a time.
Jack Higgins writes a fast-paced action thriller that keeps the reader turning pages at supersonic speed. There is plenty of action filed with shoot-outs and techno-gadgets along the lines of 007. Although dangerous and clearly a “bad boy”, Sean still seems authentic. EDGE OF DANGER brings exciting entertainment that never eases up until the very last page for its adrenaline soaked crowd.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"The eldest son of a rich English/Arab background has decided he must seek revenge upon the United States, Russia, and Council of Elders, because of his mother's untimely death at the hands of a Russian diplomat and the expanding interests of the Americans and Russians in the desert regions of Saudi Arabia. The American and English Intelligence Outfits must put a stop to his madness..."
Mary, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Edge of Danger|
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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:
- preventing/finding assassin
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- evil corporation/billionaire
- average physique
- business executive
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- big business leader(s)
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- average physique
- hostile arabs
- Washington D.C.
- fancy mansion
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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