Deviant Behavior Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is one in a series featuring detective Thomas Black. He lives and works in Seattle. He has been hired by a couple to find their missing teenage son. He has few clues and no pictures of the boy, as he tore them all up. The boy's brother Buzz is the only one who can really help. He stumbles upon a six-year-old suicide that may have something to do with the boy's disapperance. He felt that that there was something more to the suicide than meets the eye. Black finds out that he was right, when he stumbles upon a stash of several hundred thousand dollars hidden in an abandoned building where the man used to work. And the man's old employer is still working in town and recently beat up the missing boy.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%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?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for $$$/treasure Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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