MARK MANN: Main protagonist. Young, tough, smart, attractive, bad reputation, love of adventure, liking of practical jokes, natural leader, no true interest in religion, mischievous good humor, athletically built, red-gold hair, aggressive.
VIOLETTE ROTHMAN: Mark Mann’s significant romantic interest. Daughter of Sam Rothman, sheltered upbringing. Boarding schools and private college. Graceful, stylish, elegant, poised. Exquisite features. Beautiful. Auburn hair. Delicate skin, incredibly white. Her nose the same slight sharpness of her father’s. Intense blue eyes. Intelligent. Innocent.
SAM ROTHMAN: Brains and drive. Successful Jewish businessman. Mark Mann’s main adversary. Sunken cheeks, a tight thin mouth, a sharp nose and gold-framed glasses. Bald. Well dressed, elegant. Light German accent.