|Plot Summary of Mute|
Kat Francis is a veterinarian working in Victoria, Canada. When she receives an anonymous package in the mail, containing pictures of mutilated cattle, she is not quite sure what to think; but when the pictures are stolen, and an attempt is made on Kat's life, she realizes that finding out who sent her the pictures is essential if she wants to remain alive. After some investigation, she realizes that the pictures were sent by an old boyfriend, Craig Butler - who recently died of Alzheimer's in his early thirties. Investigating further, obtaining Craig's medical records and even sending his ashes to a lab for analysis, Kat begins to catch a glimpse of a government plot that links cattle mutilations with biological weaponry, and with Craig's death. She chooses to continue investigating despite further threats, but soon finds herself up against a group of government employees who are willing to take almost any step to keep their secret from getting out.
This synopsis report prepared by Hannah Emery
|Chapter Analysis of Mute|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
- govt. doing secret bad things abroad
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- evil subgroup in own govt
Search for technology?
The Americas (not US):
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of breasts
- homosexuals doing their thing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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