Mosaic Book Summary and Study Guide

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    This is a great fast paced thriller.A story of a conspiracy to elect a man president of the U.S.
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    The main character is Julia Austrian a blind concert
pianist. Her blindness was not caused by physical reasons,but from a psychological disorder. Her sight returns,after 10 years,during a concert in England. But she loses her sight again after witnessing the murder of her mother. She vows to
find the killer,because the face of the killer was the last
thing she saw before the blindness returned.
    The hunt for the killer leads her into the conspiracy.
She meets a C.I.A. agent who is looking for the "AMBER ROOM" which was a masterpiece that vanished at the end of World War Two.   

The two of them combine forces to track down the killer and the "The Room". This leads them into the conspiracy and, of course,danger. They find the two things,the murder and the Room are connected. From there they are on the run and being hunted.
    The characters are great and the action is non-stop. It's a great read. Gayle Lynds is,in my opinion,the best thriller writer around.
The review of this Book prepared by James L.Chervenko

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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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