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Jamie Swift lives in the small quiet town of Beaumont in South Carolina where she runs the local newspaper that has been in her family for generations. Romance is not an important factor when compared to the newspaper although she is engaged to a man she feels is stable and normal. Her life is quiet and predictable as she struggles to keep the newspaper running and plans her wedding. However, when Max, her mysterious sexy silent partner in the newspaper, turns up, he completely shakes up her quiet, safe life. Max is in town to support his ex-wrestler brother-in-law Frankie in Frankie's campaign for mayor. However, there is opposition to Frankie's political aims. When in Max's arrival is met with violence, Jamie gets sucked into the danger, and faces Max's unwanted romantic attention, her own attraction to him, and two unknown assassins. Jamie and Max try to catch the assassins.
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St. Martin's, Feb 2003, 7.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 031298328X

Wealthy inventor Max Holt visits his sister DeeDee and her husband Frankie “the Assassin” Fontana in Beaumont, South Carolina because his sibling asked for his help. Frankie has tossed his hat in the ring to run for mayor. While in town, Max plans to investigate the Beaumont Gazette, in which he is a silent partner. However, in reality he only wants to conduct a hands-on interview of his partner Jamie Swift, fiancee to some local yokel.

Frankie gives a speech about reducing the bureaucracy and to determine what happened to missing tax money. The talk gives Frankie plenty of supporters and a real shot at winning the election. However, he alienates someone because now Frankie and his brother-in-law are targets of a hired assassin with Jamie along claiming she only wants the story.

FULL TILT is a wild way out amateur sleuth investigative tale that hooks readers from the moment Muffin (think of a female Kit from Knight Rider) provides Max a picture of Jamie. The story line is played for fun and in many ways satirizes the Plum books. Max and Jamie chaperoned by Muffin make a delightful duo investigating murder attempts and the return of dizzy DeeDee (see FULL HOUSE) leaves the audience with an uproarious amusing novel.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day)    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   being hunted by killer/stalker If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   sensitive    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   journalist Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   scared


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes    -   Yes The US:    -   California    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Focus of story    -   equally on him and her Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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