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Savage Run Book Review Summary

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Putnam, June 2002, 23.95, 288 pp.
ISBN 039914876

He is a radical environmentalist known nationwide as an ecoterrorist and founder of the group One Globe. On the third day of his honeymoon, he and his bride Annabel are in the Bighorn National Forest spiking as many trees the have nails when a cow explodes and blows them away. Stewie Woods never realized two men were assigned to kill him had tracked him for days.

After Stewie is taken care of, the two shooters, Charlie Tibbs and the Old Man crisscross the country killing environmentalists who are in a position of power. Their killing spree includes a writer, a lawyer and a lobbyist. When word gets back to the pair that Stewie may still be alive, Charlie goes back to finish the job. The environmentalist killer tangles with game warden Joe Pickett, a man with a keen sense of justice and a determination to uphold the law at the cost of his reputation and even his life.

In SAVAGE RUN, the Wild West is still a place where some “respectable” citizens are willing to take the law into their own hand to get their viewpoints across to those who try thwart them. The hero is an admirable man, whom a century ago would be considered a “white rat” willing, even eager to see justice triumph. C.J. Box is a talented writer who take his audience out of the typical suspense thriller box and keep his readers audience on their edge of their seat eager to find out what happens next.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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