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Dan Lambert is a middle-aged Vietnam War Vet who is frustrated by his inability to find a job though he desperately needs one. He is sick from exposure to Agent Orange while in the service, disgusted by his country's treatment of him after his return. So naturally, he allows his anger to get the best of him and he kills a man during a moment of fury. His only recourse is to flee, so he runs south toward the swamps of Louisiana hoping to find some kind of salvation there. Along the way he picks up a colorful young lady who has been dumped by the roadside by her boyfriend and she joins him in the search for redemption. They are pursued the whole way by a cadre of legitimate lawmen as well as a strange pair of bounty hunters who are as eccentic a couple as you are likely to see. One of them even has a little secret which he keeps hidden underneath his shirt that is sure to astound. A very good book, action-packed and at times very amusing.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   on the run from the law Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes

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 Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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