|Plot Summary of Silhouette in Scarlet|
Victoria Bliss, a scholar with the measurements of a Playboy bunny, receives a mysterious invitation from her erstwhile lover (and sometime criminal adversary) "Sir John Smythe" to meet him in Sweden. Upon her arrival she discovers that he had hoped to involve her in a scam: she was to pose as a distant cousin to a wealthy Swede with treasure buried in his backyard (which happens to be on an island in the middle of a lake).
Unfortunately for them both, another set of criminals has also gotten word of the treasure, and descends on the island. Vicky must work not only to escape with her own life, but also to save her kindly "cousin" -- all while dealing with her complicated feelings for a very complicated man.
Vicky Bliss recognizes the rose, the cryptic message, and the ticket to Stockholm from her lover, art thief John Smythe. So, naturally she takes off as soon as possible. What she falls into is a confused search for a missing horde and trouble with a ruthless gang of criminals who want it more than she does--and who want to punish John as well. Even stranded on an island with these men, a man she met in Stockholm and isn't sure she can trust, and a drug-addicted archaeologist, Vicky's curious nature can't be dampened. She not only does her best to shield her lover, but she works to rescue the old man who lives on the island as well as locate the treasure before the story's unlikely villain does.
This synopsis report prepared by Sarrah
|Chapter Analysis of Silhouette in Scarlet|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 15%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 45%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Exploring into the wild
- searching for treasure/artifacts
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- stolen goods organization
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- sail boat
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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