Dark Thirty Book Summary and Study Guide

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Though Jesse Wade had been busy building a home for his son and wife on his mountain land, he had made time to purchase a special birthday present for his grandson. His joyous mood was shattered when he returned home to murderous carnage. All six members of his family had been brutally killed, including his grandson. One murderer was killed in a shoot-out, while another pled insane. The last one got away with this heinous crime. The only way to tame the rage in Jesse's soul was to execute his own justice. With the help of loyal friends, the one who got away was hunted, then trapped. The myth about mountain justice was no longer a mystery to this killer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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 Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   use of artificial tools    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   rough sex    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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