|Plot Summary of Dead Men Rise Up Never|
Dell, May 2004, 6.99, 328 pp.
After working for years as a military police officer and as a civilian patrol officer Dan Shaw is a paralegal going at night to law school. He also serves subpoenas to people to make court appearances until his last mark beat him up and Dan then decided to earn money in a safer way. Lawyer Tom Petrie hires Dan to travel to Key Largo to find Peter Falconer who is due to inherit millions of dollars. He locates Peter's boat but the only thing on board is a shaved dead goat. A female body is found at the bottom of the sea.
When Dan returns to Bell Harbor, Petrie informs him that Peter has been kidnapped and the perpetrators demand $750,000 for his return. When Dan arrives at the exchange location, he realizes the perpetrators are pirates who trade in drugs, illegal immigrants and military weapons. The exchange fails to happen because nobody makes contact with him. A new location is arranged. This time Petrie and Peter's sister accompanies him but they find themselves in a boatload of trouble when they and the money wind up in the pirates' hands.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dead Men Rise Up Never|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- breaking up gang
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- a lawyer creature
The Americas (not US):
- The Caribbean
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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