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Sally Alder is a bar singer turned history professor. She's offered the Dunwoodie Chair of women's history at the University of Wyoming, but mostly she is working on Meg Dunwoodie's biography. There's a rumor that there is buried treasure on the property, and a skinhead (distantly related to Dunwoodie) joins a militia. They try to break in and find the supposed treasure and try to scare Sally Alder off with skinhead/hate tactics.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   militia/racists Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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