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Next Victim Book Review Summary

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Onyx, Dec 2002, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN 045120753X

A little over three years ago, a serial killer nicknamed Mobius killed four women in the Denver area. FBI agent Tess McCallum, assigned to the Denver bureau, was working the case when Mobius decided to take her out. He got into her apartment but instead of killing Tess who wasn't there, he killed her lover and partner.

Two years have passed and Mobius has resurfaced in Las Angeles by killing three women using the same modus operandi that he did in Denver. Tess is brought into the case but this time the stakes are even higher. The fourth victim was carrying a chemical nerve weapon and Mobius not only knows what it is, he plans to use it. By bypassing rules, regulations and the chain of command, Tess intends to stop him any way she can.

NEXT VICTIM is a chilling thriller about a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of a psychopathic madman with a score to settle. The story itself focuses on that maniacs do not have to be heads of state to obtain deadly arms. The heroine, far from destroyed by her first engagement with Mobius, is ready to do whatever needs to be done to take him down and out. She is a human being to be admired because she puts the needs of others first. Michael Prescott scores again with this exciting suspense thriller.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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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 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

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

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