Isle Of Dogs Book Summary and Study Guide

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Trooper Andy Brazil starts a new website that becomes the focus of much confusion. The Governor, his family and staff, the Chief of Police, a crooked dentist, a gang, and residents of Tangiere Island, humorously become pawns in the confusion of the Trooper Truth website. This site is the common denominator that changes the lives of many in ways unimagined including criminals of all kinds. This book reveals the comical side to life bringing to light much of what is often overlooked and unnoticed or unthought of.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

Putnam, Oct 2001, 26.95, 432 pp.
ISBN 039914739X

    Superintendent Judy Hammer and State trooper and Internet columnist Andy Brazil are still assigned to Richmond, where there are rooting out corruption in the police department. The Virginia Governor assigned them to clean up the state trooper office, but Judy is finding this difficult since she has trouble communicating with the Head State official. Neither Judy nor Andy knows that somebody close to the governor is blocking all attempts for the trio to talk to one another.

    The troublemaker in the governor's office is in collusion with a gang of road pirates, the leader of who has a score to settle with both Andy and his boss. On a lighter note, the people of Tangier Island, fed up with governor's antics, kidnap a dentist and declare their independence from the state of Virginia. In a dazzling climax, all problems are resolved in a most original manner.

    Although ISLE OF DOGS is nothing like the Kay Scarpetta medical thrillers, it is a fine work that deserves equal praise, as the author's more renowned tales receive. Ms. Cornwell has written a satirical police procedural that allows the audience an insider's look at the workings of the police department. Andy is wonderful as an Internet writer ferreting out corruption in high places and some really low ones too. There are actually moments that readers will laugh out loud at a dark criminal scene. Read this superb book to understand how this is possible.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   touching of anatomy A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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