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A mystery thriller in which a Rembrandt Exhibition is targeted by a cheeky international art thief who calls himself "Rob Roy". Tom Howard is hired as head of security, but has to work with a rep from the insurance provider. As per his usual custom, "Rob Roy" sends letters to the art gallery curator, announcing his intention of stealing one or more paintings from the Exhibition. No-one has a picture of "Rob Roy", but Tom receives a confidential report from Interpol that the thief is dead. But the boastful, threatening letters continue. So is the real thief really dead? Is someone impersonating him? Who? And how can a painting possibly be stolen from a sealed exhibition room packed with guards?
This report prepared by John Reid








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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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