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This is the 13th book in the CD Grimes series. "Bottleneck" is a somewhat disturbing work, because Moulton bases most of his mysteries on things on the news. This one begins with the murder of the woman who runs the community center in a mobile home village and leads to a kiddie porn ring.
CD has children of his own, and this is much too close to home. He uses the Crane facilities (he is 51% owner of the Crane conglomerate) to find where the pornography is being distributed, flies to Europe to gather evidence, and gets to use a disguise. He likes disguises.
His main suspect is murdered, which leads to his learning the one behind the ring is not who he thought. The killer is still out there, and known, but can he be caught? If he is caught, can he get out of it with an insanity plea?
The review of this Book prepared by Helen Landers








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   rapes Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes

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    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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