|Plot Summary of Cunning Prosposals|
Cunning Proposals is a romance/detective story involving a plan initiated by the governor encouraging community leaders to submit proposals in the hopes of utilizing appropriated funds earmarked for Chicago. As the story unfolds, certain community leaders and individuals develop creative ways to misuse these funds.
One of the main characters is a real estate tycoon who has ties to the Mafia. He opens an illegal casino and convinces his innocent employee to manage it, and she gets involved. The casino operates for over a year and a half before the authorities discover unusual occurrences in its vicinity.
The female attorney from the State Attorney's Office is a career-oriented woman and tries hard not to fall in love with the special investigator also assigned to the case. The characters' lives intertwine, resulting in an entertaining story that involves crime, love, drama, and murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Wanda Joseph
|Chapter Analysis of Cunning Prosposals|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- casino crime
General Crime (including known murderer)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- a lawyer creature
Has special powers?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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