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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.
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Plot & Themes

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) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes 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?    -   bioweapon/cure

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   lesbians!    -   descript. of breasts    -   homosexuals doing their thing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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