Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1 through 8 Abstract
* Three Muslims attack and destroy an oil refinery in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia.
* Sergetov notes that some 500 people die in the fire at the oil refinery.
* Williams Blake notes that around 31% of Russia's oil supply is affected.
* Sergetov reports to the Russian Politburo about...
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