Blood Work Book Summary and Study Guide

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Retired FBI agent Terril McCaleb is recovering from a heart transplant. He believes that the donor was killed in an robbery. The donor's sister approaches him to investigate what really happened to her sister. He learns that her death was anything but random. He picks up on a series of clues that, surprisingly, the LAPD had missed. The more he learns, the more he realizes, that he fits the killer's profile that he has put together. He now not only has to find the true killer, but clear his own name as well.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   physical disability/illness Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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