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Dangerous Games Book Review Summary

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Onyx, Jan 2005, 6.99, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0451411692

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
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Plot & Themes

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?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

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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