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The Color of Blood This web of deceit, violence and political maneuvering all begins after a revolution threatens to destroy the regime of an Eastern European state around 1987. After closely escaping an assasination and a kidnapping, Cardinal Bem finds himself a fugitive with enemies on every side. Terrorists, soldiers and even members of the proletariat will try and stop him at all cost. He'll find his true friends and discover the ones that are simply out to get him. To save his country he must make it to the mass at Rywald to make his speech and reasure the public that nothing is wrong and guarantee that there'll not be any revolution nor that the country will crumble apart. He must restore order in the nation and bring a balance between the Church and the Governement of his country before it is too late. Section 2-Character study : Cardinal Bem is undoubtedly the most important character in the novel. He's quite wise and always makes the correct decisions. By way of instance, when his friend is being interrogated before him, he observes what is said to make sure it fits into his own story. He's also very persevering for he will not give up searching for his assailant and will neither give up on his country and religion no matter how bad the odds against him. When it seems that the government had won the 'war', he boldly makes a public announcement of the conspiracies going around. He isn't scared to speak his own mind and support his country even if he knows that it may put his life in danger. He proves this well towards the climax of the novel when he finally attends the mass at Rywald. He says what there has to be said to the members of the church ignoring the overwhelming presence of captains, generals, soldiers and lieute...