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Angel Veronchek, the albino son of a Hollywood mogul, is a young man with psychological problems. He is being treated with drugs. He meets his new next door neighbor, a black woman named Angela. She dances at a topless club under the name Cassandra. They become friendly, and then romantically involved.
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One night she phones him, says his name and then hangs up. When he tries to get her back, he cannot reach her. Her apartment is empty. Convinced she is in trouble, Angel calls the police, but they can do nothing. He begins to search for her. But all his efforts are in vain.

He goes to his father's attorney for help, but they find him the wrong girl. The more Angel searches the stranger things get. The girl's real name may not have been Angela at all and he really has no evidence that anything has happened to her. He takes so many drugs that the whole thing may well be some kind of hallucination.   In the end Angel must find a way to distinguish what is real and what is imagination.
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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 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   psychiatrist messes up mind Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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