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Detailed Plot Synopsis of Dead Witch Walking

Rachel Morgan is a government agent who deals with the magical felons of this world. She is harassed by her boss into quitting and finds two partners who are willing to quit the force with her (a pixie and a 'living' vampire) In order to stop the assassination attempts by her former employer, she decides to get information on councilman Kalamack, who is wanted by her former employers and a competing government agency for distributing illegal drugs.
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Rachel Morgan of Inderland Security isn't a very good runner,(or a witch). She has mistaken a dog for a werewolf, been responsible for a fairy getting eaten by a frog, and now she gets to take in a tax-evading leprechaun. All she wants is to quit her job and start her own runner service, however, the last person who tried to quit the IS actually exploded.

She thinks she has it made because her boss, the jerk vampire, actually wants her gone, but nothing is as it seems and Rachel finds herself with a contract on her head and nasty spells on all her property. Moving into a church, (after being evicted from her apartment as an unsafe witch) with a former IS vampire runner and a pixie isn't all it is cracked up to be. The vampire doesn't drink blood, but wants to open a vein from Rachel, and a pixie with a bad attitude makes things difficult.

Rachel feels her only way to get the contract removed is by bringing in IS's most wanted, a drug manufacturer they have been chasing for years.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Spying & Investigations    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If enemy is a group...    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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