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St. Martin's, Mar 1995, 23.95, 304 pp.
ISBN: 0312331401

Twenty years ago, Dan O'Sullivan, Jr. was doing field work in the Caribbean when he decided not to return to school and remain in the sun and fun. His father, a Brooklyn construction firm owner supported his son's lifestyle until he died and his estate turns out to be bankrupt. The Star Ace Corporation repossesses Dan's ship but also provides him a job as a Brooklyn property supervisor. Dan meets his father's last mistress, Lydia Sands who informs him that he owns the coffin until he earns the money to bury it in Caribbean.
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Celeste Tranor comes home late one night looking battered and her apartment was trashed. The news reports that a late night traffic accident led to the deaths of the Secretary of Treasury, a former Attorney General, and a drug kingpin; the chauffeur claims there was also a female passenger who vanished. Celeste admits that it is she and shows Dan gazillions of dollars and proposes they cut a 60-40 deal to escape town with while thugs want the loot and examples made of Celeste and her “spouse”.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   chased by criminals who want their money/treasure back General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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