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Five Star, Dec 2002, 24.95, 263 pp.
ISBN: 0786243279

Nick Bertetto quit his job as an investigative reporter when an assignment led to the abduction of his wife Joan. As she still tentatively recovers from her harrowing experience, Nick receives an offer to investigate the recent death of Clinton, Indiana town patriarch Signor Gregorio Iavello which was ruled a suicide by the police. His granddaughter Martha and local priest Father Skip think otherwise. Though he believes he should reject the offer, Nick could use the fee and deep inside his heart he likes this type of work albeit he feels some guilt.

Nick begins his inquiries, but fumbles his first interrogation of Martha's brother Tom. Still with the encouragement of his former mentor, he quickly returns to the groove especially questioning the motives of his clients.

Though Nick carries too much baggage from his personal life with his taking care of his three-year-old daughter and the mental troubles of his wife, fans will like him as he seems so everyday people.   To learn whether murder or suicide occurred or whether Anna is pulling a con or actually talks with Mary read the book; it is worth the time as SECOND ADVENT is an entreating private investigative tale.

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 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%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?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

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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