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Investigator Brandon Drake has carved himself out a nice, profitable, comfortable niche as a high-tech information specialist. Until Julia Hobbs rings his doorbell. Suddenly, Brandy is back in the P. I. business with a vengeance. It was supposed to have looked like a rock climbing accident. And to everyone but Brandon Drake that was exactly how it looked. And the murderer might have pulled it off if Drake hadn't been part of the investigation.

Missing husbands were not the usual kind of contract for Brandon Drake to take on, but the "damsel in distress" factor was something Brandy had never been able to resist. Especially when the lady in question was the frantic sister of an old college buddy.

From the rock walls of the beautiful Yosemite valley to the sleaziest bars in LA, from the ruthless rivalries of the computer software industry to the brinkmanship of the rock climbing world, no one knows better than Drake that the proof he will need to reopen the police case is being guarded by someone who has already killed. Someone who, without the slightest hesitation, will kill again.

This book is a terrific mystery/suspense thriller. According to the web, the next two novels in the Brandon Drake series are set for release in 2002.
This report prepared by George K. Johnson








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   relative Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing with ropes    -   falling off City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

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    -   touching of anatomy    -   lesbians!    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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