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Jane daSilva will inherit a huge amount of money from her uncle's estate provided that she continues his work at the Foundation for Righting Wrongs. Jane must find a case of injustice which requires investigative skills to correct, bring justice to the person involved, and prove to the estate's trustees that she has done this in the manner her uncle intended. At first, Jane has trouble finding a suitably hopeless case, but then she finds a deserving young woman, a twenty year old mystery, and some people who are perfectly willing to kill her to prevent her from finding the solution.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   theft/fraud investigation Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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