Eleventh Hour Book Summary and Study Guide

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Putnam, July 2002, 24.95, 400 pp.
ISBN 0399148779

It's midnight in San Francisco and Father Michael Joseph is in his church to hear confession from a man who killed twice and intends to go on killing. Father Michael plans to inform the police because he feels the killer is not truly repentant, but only confessing to brag about his murders. When the culprit realizes what the priest intends to do, he kills Father Michael, not realizing there was a witness in the church who saw what happened.
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FBI special Agent Dane Carver flies to San Francisco to find out what the police know about the killing of his identical twin. While there he meets the witness Nick Jones, a woman posing as a homeless person because she fears somebody is trying to kill her. Dane sticks to Nick like she is the magnet and he is steel. The case takes a bizarre twist. The killer has patterned the murders out of the episodes of a new television program so they reason he must be somebody connected to the show, a wild bunch of characters capable of anything.

Readers of Catherine Coulter's suspense thrillers will be pleased to know that FBI agents Savitch and Sherlock play a key role in the ELEVENTH HOUR. The story line is vintage Coulter: exciting, enthralling and totally mesmerizing. The burgeoning relationship between Dan and Nick is cleverly interwoven into the fast paced and utterly absorbing plot. This novel is heading straight for the New York Times bestseller list.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

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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