City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit Book Summary and Study Guide

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Clement Mansell, called the "Oklahoma Wildman" by his detractors, is a crazed criminal with an crafty lawyer. Recently released from prison after his multiple-murder conviction was overturned on a technicality, he goes right out and shoots Judge Alvin B. Guy and his date because Judge Guy's car was cutting him off on the way to a robbery.
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Assigned to the case is Detective Raymond Cruz, a recently-divorced investigator with a chip on his shoulder. Detective Cruz knows that Clement is the killer, but there just isn't enough evidence to indict. There is, however, a gun still floating around out there, a gun with Clement's fingerprints on it.

But before Cruz can look for the gun, the wily Clement turns the tables on him, making himself the hunter and Cruz the prey...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Hispanic


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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