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Night Passage Book Review Summary

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Jesse Stone, recently fired from the LAPD for drinking on the job, takes a job as a police chief in a small Massachusetts town. But all is not right in Paradise. In a town with no violence, a murder happens within a few days of his arrival. And the mayor seems to have something to hide.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Story partially from villain's perspective Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   law enforcement gone bad Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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