|Plot Summary of Instant Justice|
Rookie detective Ed Cowley moved to the big city to further his career, but found his basic humanity put to the test as deeply as his policing skills. Initially unable to land a job as detective, he takes a position as beat-cop and is paired with an aging, hard-nosed veteran. Walking the beat, he quickly learns that enforcing the law can be a harsh and sometimes violent endeavor. After an injury sidelines his partner, he is promoted back to detective. And while trying to solve the murder of a young chemist, he struggles to find balance between the brutal and sometimes out-of-control methods used on the streets, and the slow and often frustrating procedures of detective work.
This synopsis report prepared by Herb Hasler
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|Chapter Analysis of Instant Justice|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- drug dealers
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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