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This is a cop drama in McBain's 87th Precinct series. It's set in a fictional city in the northeastern US. A killer is on the loose and 2 detectives are out to find out who it is and how the deaths of a drug dealer, a dancer, and a jewelry salesman are linked together. There are various subplots and a full cast of cops working on other assignments. This is my first 87th Precinct book and it doesn't seem like you need to read them in any order, although past events were mentioned.
The review of this Book prepared by Shane Tiernan








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of breasts A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   chemistry Unusual forms of death    -   diced Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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