|Plot Summary of Salvation In Death|
|"A Catholic priest, Miguel Flores, falls dead while officiating at a funeral mass and Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody are called upon to investigate the suspicious death.
An autopsy confirms Eve's suspicions that Flores was poisoned, but throws up other startling details including plastic surgery on his face, old knife wounds and faint traces of a gang-tattoo on his arm.
Eve understands that 'Flores' is not an ordinary priest and to find his killer, she would have to first confirm his identity and find out why he ended up as a priest at a church in East Harlem. Why does he have a medal taped to the underside of his desk? The faint tattoo on his arm indicates that he had killed at least once. And a bigger question, where is the actual Miguel Flores if the dead priest is an impostor?
When another religious activist is murdered in the same fashion soon after Flores' death, Eve has to find out whether the murders are connected. Is the killer someone with a vendetta against the church or does he have a personal connection to the victim?
Amrita Nandagopal, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Salvation In Death|
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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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
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:
- near future
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- religious person
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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