|Plot Summary of Dangerous Games|
Onyx, Jan 2005, 6.99, 400 pp.
A killer abducts a victim, incarcerates them in the vast sewage system beneath the city, and if not paid leaves them to die in the rain. The media dubs this vicious murderer the Rain Man.
As the forecast calls for new storms, the FBI assigns Agent Tess McCallum to stop the killer before he kills again. Madeline Grant reaches Tess by calling the hot line set up to get tips on the Rain Man. She insists that he is an obsessed stalker named William Kolb. Madeline sends private investigator Abby Sinclair whose job is to stalk stalkers to meet Tess.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dangerous Games|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
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?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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