Day of Doom
By David Baldacci, Kevin Taylor, Mrs. Skinner Block 4
The Main Characters
Dan Cahill is a 13 year old going on 30 year old boy who does some of the most unexpected things at some of the most unexpected times. He is a decent sized 13 year old standing at 5 feet 4 inches and is willing to die to save his family and the world from death. Dan is the bravest 13 year old to ever step the earth. As the only thing that wouldn't have stopped him from drinking a serum that would have turned him into a monster that could rule the world was his sister who swapped the serum for carrot juice before he would have lost his mind forever. He is the brother of Amy Cahill and is a big part in stopping the Vespers who have kidnapped half of the Cahill family. Dan is one of the protagonists in the story.
Amy Cahill is a 16 year old girl who would surprise you how smart she is. She is tall for her age standing at 5 feet 11 inches and is amazing at her computer skills and can type faster than the president's secretary. Also if you need any research about anything you can count on her to get the job done in a jiffy. She is also very smart and is a great problem solver. Amy has a crush on Jake Rosenbloom who helps them out along the way and is the sister of Dan Cahill. She is the brains behind the whole plan to stop the Vespers from completing and activating their Doomsday Device and is de facto leader of the whole Cahill clan. Amy is also a protagonist in the story.
Damien Vesper (Vesper One)
Damien Vesper is one of the most if not the most evil person in the world. He is the head of the most evil group of people in the world, The Vespers, at only 29 years old. His secret identity is Dave Speminer an anagram for Damien Vesper. He has kidnapped half of the Cahill clan and made Dan and Amy steal precious ransoms like the Hope Diamond. If they didn't get them back to him on time then he would start killing the hostages one by one. What Dan and Amy didn't know was that these ransoms were creating a doomsday device that Vesper One would use to end the world. Vesper One also is the sneakiest person in the world as he is hardly ever seen when he committing crimes. Vesper One is an evil person that doesn't care about anyone except him self. Damien Vesper is the Antagonist in the story.
Damien Vesper (Vesper One)
The setting in this story all happens in present day America but in different cities. Dan, Amy, Atticus, and Jake start off in New York City in a hotel to have a meeting. Jake and Atticus are Dan and Amy’s very good friends and are a great help in the plan for stopping the Vesper’s. Any way in New York they figured out that the Doomsday Device would have to be triggered in a subduction zone, that Lewis and Clark might have something to do with the subduction zone, and that Isabel Kabra life long enemy of Dan and Amy because she killed their parents was flying to Washington D.C. possibly to look at the Lewis and Clark exhibit at the American History museum. So then Dan, Amy, Atticus, and Jake headed to Washington D.C. When they got there they went straight to the Lewis and Clark exhibit. On the back of a compass they found letters and numbers that had never been solved before. They figured them out. They were coordinates that lead straight to the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State a big subduction zone perfect for activating the doomsday device. So they got on a train that would take them to Seattle, but in the middle of the ride in a dark tunnel the train lost power. Dan and Amy thought that there was something suspicious about the power going out so they got out of the train. A little ways down there was a door in the side of the tunnel so they went through it. In the hallway they found out that they were in the middle of the Rocky Mountains also a giant subduction zone. After walking a little bit down the hallway they ran into the hostages who had some how escaped so they all kept walking. About a mile down they found a giant room that held the Doomsday Device. Right after they walked in a bunch of Vespers came in and the Cahills had to fight them eventually enough were gone that they could deactivate the Doomsday Device and escape just before the Device exploded. After being unconscious for a while they all woke back up and headed back to Dan and Amy’s house in Attleboro and celebrated their defeat.