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Ida Arnold, a warm-hearted, buxom woman meets 'Hale' an unknown but distinctive stranger who leaves a lasting impression upon her. Following his odd 'disappearing act' - she later hears of his seemingly 'natural' death. However, convinced that something is amiss; she is determined to seek the truth and seek justice.

She learns about the mob responsible for the murder; under the new leadership of an adolescent - 'Pinkie'. A ruthless youth who will stop at nothing for his own self-preservation even if that amounts to ...further loss of life. Meanwhile Rose; is an innocent sixteen year waif who becomes another victim embroiled in a world of corruption.
The review of this Book prepared by Alexandra Dunton








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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 70%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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