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Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, an Indian orthopedic doctor, living in Canada, revisits his native land periodically to work with crippled children. He also has a secret life as the screen writer for the Inspector Dhar movie series. Twenty years before the novel's start, Dr. Daruwalla had attended to the bodies of two murder victims in Goa. The murderer, a transvestite about to become a transsexual was never caught. Murders have continued marked by the same m.o., and Daruwalla has even made them the subject of an Inspector Dhar movie. Now another murder seems to offer an opportunity to get the murderer and it will be necessary for Daruwaller and the actor who plays Inspector Dhar to join with the police in setting a trap.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, Foreign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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