Prodigal Logic: A Ray Gabriel Floating Home Mystery Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ray Gabriel is on the verge of a breakthrough creation, a computer program that imitates logical deduction. But the fatal fall of Father Peter from the roof of a Seattle cathedral pulls Ray into a more menacing world. Miriam Towson, an alluring but enigmatic architect, suspects that the priest was pushed and enlists Ray's help. Unfortunately his software, christened Sherlock-in-a-Box, doesn't have all the bugs quite worked out yet. And when they finally are, the program offers conclusions that Ray doesn't want to hear...
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Ray's journey is fraught with a riveting and often humorous blend of psychology, religion, and metaphysics, as he encounters channelers, poets, professors and cults in his search for the truth. In discovering the murderer, he also discovers the limitations of logic in an investigation that skirts the fringes of reason.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes

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