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Detective Vincent Mora is a mild-mannered homicide investigator recuperating from a recent gunshot wound in Puerto Rico. Upon his return to the States, Vincent learns that Iris Ruiz, once Vincent's "special friend," now a high-priced Atlantic City hooker, has taken a dive from the penthouse suite of a high-rise hotel.
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Sensing something amiss, Vincent catches the next flight to New Jersey to investigate.

But what Vincent doesn't know is that pathological momma's-boy and serial-rapist Teddy Magyk is waiting for him. Teddy's upset about being sent to prison for raping a senior citizen and he's preparing to take his frustrations out on the arresting officer, namely Detective Vincent Mora.

But what the Magic Man doesn't realize is that getting Vincent Mora is going to take more than a gun and a working knowledge of investigative procedure, because Vincent's not working according to procedure, and he's not in a forgiving mood.
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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) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   hunted by BAD vigilante getting revenge If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Hispanic


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York) Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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