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Harry Jordan is a detective in Boston, working on a case of a serial rapist/murderer. In an effort to find the crook, he asks high-profile TV journalist Mallory Malone, to feature his story and photo identity of the killer on her show. She refuses but a romance is struck up between the two.
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For Mallory, the picture unnerves her as the man is so familiar, so like a man she used to know in her terrible past. She grew up with an abusive father and her mother took Mallory away to a small country town where they were treated as outsiders.

Mallory's mother slipped in a depression and then maybe even insanity as Mallory worked just to supplement their meagre welfare.

Harry is a wealthy man, having two wealthy families in his past. He became a lawyer and then a policeman. His wife wanted to be married to a lawyer, not a policeman, so she left him.

Mallory learns to open up to Harry about her past in an attempt to capture the murderer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   30% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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