Body of Lies Book Summary and Study Guide

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A politican is murdered and the body can't be found.A forensic sculpter named Eve Duncan is brought to the swamps of Louisianna, to a mansion where she is to try to put a face on a skull that is found. She encounters people who are desperate to stop her and take the skull. She makes a run for it with some help from a man who doesn't have a trustworthy reputation himself. They end up identifying the skull and at the same time unraveling a government plot.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) 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 Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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