Pepper Pike Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Dennis A. Matejka

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Plot & Themes

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    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   comical investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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