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Harlequin Bombshell, Sep 2004, 5.50, 304 pp.
ISBN: 0373513232

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.
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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

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Plot & Themes

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?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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