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Five Star, Feb 2003, 25.95, 282 pp.
ISBN: 0786243236

In Fortier Beach, North Carolina, Chief of Police Dan Munday investigates a call from two boys who found a sneaker containing the remains of a human foot. That later turns out to be that of a male between 15 and 20 years old. Not long after that, Dan begins investigating the apparent suicide of a high school student, Hillary Aycock. This particular death hits the forty-five year old Dan harder than usual because his teenage daughter that he raises by himself attends the same school and knew Hillary.
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At about the same time Claredon County Deputy Sheriff Clare Thomas is assigned to stop the violence in the local high school. Soon she finds herself working with Dan looking for two missing teens. Already secretly sweet on one another, working in close proximity begins to blossom into a romance if Dan can ignore that the woman he desires is two decades younger than he is.

This is an exciting police procedural that works extremely well when the two lead law enforcement officials either are on an investigation or their personal lives are displayed. When best-selling author Hugh Zachary pontificates about the current state of the school systems, the story line feels disrupted. Sub-genre readers will want Dan and Clare to make future appearances, but without the fuzzy math.

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) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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