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Five Star, Sep 2002, 24.95, 285 pp.
ISBN: 0786241756

Show business publicist Karl LaRosa enjoys his lifestyle that includes many young women to make love with in his Malibu home. However, his perfect life starts to break down when someone tries to run his Jaguar off the road and vandalizes his house and office. Attempts to kill him follow. Karl assumes an ex-girlfriend seeks revenge for some unknown slight, but has no idea whom or why.
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Unbeknownst to Karl is that the events in his life follow the script of the filming Pure and Uncut, a movie being directed by Academy Award winning Cambridge Hill. No one involved in the making of the movie breaks the confidence by informing Karl what is happening as everyone is under contract. Karl needs to uncover the truth soon because his unknown assailant is becoming bolder and more dangerous.

The narration alternates between Karl, the culprit, and several of those working on Pure and Uncut. This enables the audience to fully appreciate the strength of the characters, but especially the lead protagonist. The suspense increases as Karl struggles with solving who wants to destroy him even as his anonymous opponent raises the pressure on him. The deep look into Hollywood filmmaking is insightful and entertaining in its own right, but also slows down the pace of a thrilling stalker plot. Billie Sue Mosiman provides her audience with a strong suspense thriller that will keep the audience reading until the FINAL CUT.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50'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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