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Edward Lincoln, an action movie star, has just finished filming his new film Man in a Car on location in Spain. Upon returning he recieves a call from Nerissa, a old family friend, who is dying from cancer. Nerissa requests that Edward go to South Africa to check on her racehorses and find out why they are not running well.
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Upon arriving in South Africa, Edward meets Nerissa's nephew from the US, Danilo. Upon initially meeting Danilo, Edward does not suspect him as being responsible for the sabotage of the horses. But, Edward finds out later he is not what he seems, he is sabotaging the horses he is to inherit and trying to inherit Edwards part of the inheritance as well. Danilo is blinded by greed and is willing to commit murder to get what he wants.   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%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:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   horse crime General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   evil corporation/rich guy If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   White Enclave Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   funny heat-delusions Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

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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