|Plot Summary of Smoke In Mirrors|
Putnam, Jan 2002, 23.95, 336 pp.
The once beautiful and vibrant Meredith Spooner is dead and her closest confidant Leonora Hutton cleans out the deceased's apartment when Thomas Walker arrives. He informs Leonora that Meredith stole 1.5 million from the college alumni fund that his brother manages.
Leonora tries to ignore Thomas' threats to implicate her as an accomplice of Meredith if she fails to help him. However, Meredith eerily contacts Leonora, informing her where the loot is, but that the deceased worried about something she learned. Leonora offers to return the cash if Thomas helps her investigate Meredith's “accident”. However, Leonora will soon hit the highest and lowest points of her life as she will find love at about the same time that someone tries to kill her.
Jayne Ann Krentz has written a fine romantic suspense novel starring two quirky lead characters that endear themselves to the audience. The fast-paced action works because the secondary cast adds the needed depth to turn this multi-faceted story line into a realistic endeavor. . SMOKE IN MIRROR is Ms. Krentz at her most romantic and suspenseful best.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Smoke In Mirrors|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer
Inner struggle subplot
- (general) search for identity/new understanding
- angst over past traitorous lover
Hidden Identity/Secret Motive
Main Male Character
- business executive
Main Female Character
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
What % of story is romance related?
Focus of story
- equally on him and her
How much dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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