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Bess is a photo journalist sent to Mexico to take vacation pictures of a small town. Her sister tags along to try to persuade her to pick a different career. During Bess' last assignment she was close to being a victim of guerrilla warfare, as the whole town was wiped out. As they near the town they hear dogs howling and it makes Bess remember the dogs howling from the guerrilla attack.
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Her sister is a doctor and starts checking pulses, no one is alive...She sends her guide to the nearest village because the phone lines had been cut. It was too soon for help to arrive from the next village but the military comes in. She sends her sister into the hills because she is suspicious. She approaches the one of the soldiers and starts to ask questions but the soldier punches her. She wakes up in the hospital with many questions. The military leader (Esteban) is there and says her sister is dead in the morgue in the basement. He doesn't want her alive so tells his second in command (Kaldak) to take care of the woman. He takes her back to the village and he raids the church's tithing box. He tells her that he is in the CIA and they have been trying to catch Esteban.
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This story is about a women who went to a city for an "easy" job and ended up with a killer. She joins forces with a man who is a complete stranger but wants the same man she wants dead. The woman wants revenge on the man who killed her sister and she finally gets it.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   pilot, airforce    -   photographer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   descript. of breasts A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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