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.... three things happen to turn Somerset divorce detective George Hawkins' view of life upside down. On the same day that he witnesses a hit'n run, his house is burgled and his live-in girlfriend disappears. The police suspect him of hiding her body. As a psychological novel, this has the detective subsequently projecting his inner histories onto the puzzling events around him. While on another level 'Marks' becomes an historical novel, with its roots in the Japanese arena of WW2 and in post-War Japanese industrial success...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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