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Act of Betrayal Book Review Summary

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In 'Act of Betrayal,' Edna Buchanan mixes action, romance, movies and a surprise ending that most readers will not see coming. One of Buchanan's best.
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Chapter Analysis of Act of Betrayal

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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