Dead Men Rise Up Never Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dell, May 2004, 6.99, 328 pp.
ISBN 0553556556

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.
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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

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Plot & Themes

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 Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up gang If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean

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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