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A Darkness More Than Night Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Darkness More Than Night

Former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb is now retired following a heart transplant and when homicide detective Jaye Winston approaches him asking for his help on a murder investigation Terry's wife Graciela is none too pleased. But McCaleb cannot deny the urge to return to his old life, and against his better judgement he becomes involved in the investigation, which involves owls, old paintings and an old colleague of McCaleb's - homicide detective Harry Bosch.
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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   best friend Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Big focus on autopsies    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   minority/women/homosexual issues Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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