|Plot Summary of Pepper Pike|
Milan Jacovich is a private investigator in Cleveland, Ohio. He gets by with a collection of freelance cases. It's not easy when he's also juggling the role of father to two teenage boys. The boys live with his ex-wife, and reminders that there is still a bit of a flame for her add a little tension as well.
The Pepper Pike case opens with a late-night call from a man that wants to hire Milan as a bodyguard. He can't even wait until the morning! However, a quick trip to the posh suburban home finds Milan to be too late. The potential client is already missing.
The remainder of the book finds Milan sleuthing through a series of clues to unravel the mystery behind the call and the disappearance. Various local eccentric figures, and even contact with the mob, serve to both complicate the plotline and entertain the readers.
Pepper Pike is an enjoyable read for mystery fans. It is the first of many adventures for Milan Jacovich.
This synopsis report prepared by Dennis A. Matejka
|Chapter Analysis of Pepper Pike|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- comical investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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