Colder Than Ice Book Summary and Study Guide

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When ex-attorney and white-collar criminal, David Quentin Gray Jr. escapes from prison, wheels are set into motion that had paused 18 years before. That was when a botched raid on a madman's compound had sent a young girl to the hospital and a supposed death. That girl was Elizabeth Marcum now (Beth Slocum), the madman- Mordecai Young and the unfortunate FBI agent, Josh Kendall.
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Now 18 years later, Elizabeth Marcum has reinvented herself as Beth Slocum, a young attractive high school teacher who is taking some time off and tutoring to supplement her income. She keeps mainly to herself and runs everyday. Nothing earth shattering or eye catching, until her picture is caught in the small town's newspaper, thus Mordecai Young's eye as well.

Private Investigator/FBI Agent, Josh Kendall arrives on the scene, under cover as Maude's (Beth's best and only friend) grandson, to protect Beth. Unfortunately, Young's voices get him to kill Maude, thus sending into motion a series of disastrous events all aimed at forcing Beth back into the arms of Young.

The romantic tension between Beth and Josh adds sizzle ! I don't know about you, but sex on a couch in front of a fireplace has always been one of my secret fantasies!

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   crazed lover/family member

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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