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The setting is actually Ancient Israel in the dying days of King Solomon. A wealthy landowner is found murdered in the desert. His eldest son is appointed the Avenger of Blood and immediately hunts down his youngest brother whom he suspects of patricide. The hero of the story is a civil servant who believes the youngest son to be innocent. King Solomon, however, imprisons the hero and sentences him to death.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   ancient egypt What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Desert?    -   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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