Allreaders.com

Shattered Book Review Summary

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Shattered

Gerard Logan is a British glassblower with his own shop and a taste for horse racing. His close friend, jockey Martin Stukely, is killed in a freak accident during a race, thus casting a bleak pall for the approaching new millennium Gerard had hoped to celebrate with his friend. Instead Gerard comes into possession of a videotape entrusted to him by Martin, and before Gerard can view the tape's contents it is stolen by a burglar.

When a separate group of vicious horse handicappers demands the tape, Gerard has trouble convincing them of its disappearance.Gerard is thus compelled to discover the mystery of the tape, in turn preserving the safety of his late friend's family and reputation.
The review of this Book prepared by Margie Cross



    When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of widespread acclaim. Long accustomed to the frightful dangers inherent in molten glass and in maintaining a glassmaking furnace at never less than 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, Logan is suddenly faced with terrifying threats to his business, his courage, and his life. Believing that the missing video holds the key to a priceless treasure, and wrongly convinced that Logan knows where to find it, criminal forces set out to press him for information he doesn't have. To survive, he realizes that he himself must sort out the truth. The final race to the tape throws more hazards in Logan's way than his dead jockey friend could ever have imagined.
The review of this Book prepared by Di Bingham








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Chapter Analysis of Shattered

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   flamed Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Shattered

Dick Francis Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or







Our Chief Librarian