|Plot Summary of A Perfect Cover|
Harlequin Bombshell, Sep 2004, 5.50, 304 pp.
Half Vietnamese and Half American, Lacie Reed has become a master of disguise who her “Uncle” Duran Reed, a US Senator with presidential ambitions, has employed in the past. However, he becomes upset with his favorite “niece when Lacie tells him she is going to New Orleans as a favor to her other “uncle” Tinh Vu who says her people need her. Duran insists that Tinh is an illegal documenter.
New Orleans Police Detective Anthony Beuprix needs someone to provide him insider information in the Little Saigon section of town where a serial killer has been at work. Anthony objects to Lacie as she is a northern outsider and too small for the job. Still Anthony has little choice and Lacie is willing to play the bait in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. However, as Anthony becomes acquainted with Lacie, he falls in love and detests using her as his lure to catch a killer, who seems to have insider information on what the cops will do next.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Perfect Cover|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- small businessman
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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