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Ford has a sister who lives in Edgerton with her husband. They're both scientists. The main adversary, the wealthy man of the town, hired them to come out and work for him, and to develop a drug that renders people immune to bad memories. One of the side effects is that it drives people crazy with lust so that they can hardly control themselves. Ford, an FBI agent, wants to know what happened to her sister when she drove her Porsche off a cliff. She was under the influence of the drug. Ford meets up with Laura, a DEA agent, and when they get shot at, they call in Ford's FBI friends, a husband and wife. They are kidnapped, escape from a drug kingpin's compound in Costa Rica, and find that Ford's sister (who'd been missing since she left the hospital) eventually commits suicide by driving another car off the cliff.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of breasts Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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