The Deadly Reef Book Summary and Study Guide

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Fast-paced adventure, Powell Taylor leaves a comfortable future in the family jewelry store to follow his dream of becoming a fishing guide in the Florida Keys. He meets his future true love, Dawn, and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when he teams up with "Captain Limbo," an undercover agent who enlists his help on a free-lance bounty hunt.
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After Taylor lands a temporary job in a Key West jewelry store and appraises a beautiful, golden sculpture of a reef, he soon discovers the valuable artwork is a deadly decoy, and murder is the store's main business. He then finds himself, the Captain, and Dawn embroiled in a fight to put the murderers out of business.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning    -   run over    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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