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Mr. Umbrio is released from prison, where he has lived since destroying, in a most horrifying way, the innocence of Catherine. His assignment is to kill the son of a powerful person, and to make Jimmy Gagnon's death appear to be the work of one of the family members of this victim. Despite Mr. Umbrio's affinity for knives, a Swat Team sniper, Bobby Dodge, is his weapon of choice!
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With this opening scene, a trail of violence begins, because Jimmy is not the "real" target of the man behind Richard Umbrio. After Jimmy's death, it becomes apparent that anyone else having a relationship to Catherine Gagnon is to be included on his hit list, either to be killed or to be discredited. The motive behind the killings is purely one of greed. One person desires to complete his conquest, interrupted by a hunting party, and another is desperate to prevent any door opening to his dark secret, which deals with incest and genetic defects.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 60% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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