Dangerous Curves Book Summary and Study Guide

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Berkley, Jun 2004
ISBN: 0425196852

FBI Agent Calder Preston asks his ex girlfriend and former agent Raine Robey for unofficial help. Though she would like to say no because he let her down when she was in official trouble, Raine knows her fledgling business Partners in Crime needs the customer. Raine agrees to look into the trouble that Hope Ensher faces or least her disabled father believes she confronts in their Jackson Motors business. Calder has an ulterior motive of wanting the woman he loves back in his life as he tries to overcome failing her when she needed him most.
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Meanwhile a carjacker steals a vehicle in which model teen Megan Mulroney sleeps in the back seat. While the police conduct a manhunt for her, someone sets up Raine as pedophile killer. These two cases and that of Hope will converge in a dangerous jungle scenario.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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