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Private investigator Alo Nudger, has been hired to find the a banker indicted for his wife's murder. The courts believe that this banker killed his wife for the financial gain of her insurance policy. But there is no body.   The banker is way too sure of himself and this bothers his attorney. Despite all odds, the jury finds the man not guilty. Then, the banker's murdered body is discovered. The intricate details slowly unravel as Nudger stays on the case despite the trial verdict. Nudger discovers his friend is dead after getting too close to the real truth. Before Nudger can contact proper authorities with his friend's discoveries, Nudger himself is being held at gunpoint. His captor takes him to the secluded house where the first murder took place.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   lover Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   cooped up in spooky house    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   Get treasure/money from another criminal Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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