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Bud Nevers is murdered after a mysterious young lady shows up at a party he and his wife were hosting.
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After her husband is killed, Angie Nevers learns a secret that makes her wonder if she even knew her husband at all, even after 25 years of marriage.

Tom Hoffman investigates Bud's untimely death, frustrated by locked computer files. The files they could open suggested the company was clean--too clean. And they couldn't find the dummy business a young accountant warned Bud about.

The evidence keeps pointing back to Ken Weber, Bud's partner. Ken is uncooperative and stood to gain a lot from Bud's death. He becomes angry and hostile, taking it out on his wife and kids.
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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Any non-mystery subplot?    -   theft/fraud investigation Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


City?    -   Yes

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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