The Burning Man Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is about starting over and doing the right thing this time. After failing a case with his father's firm, he's banished and forced to start over in a small town. He's looking for redemption in his father's eyes, so what does he do? How does he do this? Then comes a special case, someone who really needs him. Can he do it? He's never tried a criminal case and this is a Death Penalty case. You won't believe he can at first, but he's determined and things start to unravel. The killer isn't a big surprise, but some of the other secrets are surprising.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   20% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's


Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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