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The Eighth Commandment Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Eighth Commandment

Mary Lou "Dunk" Bateson is charged with stealing a greek coin whose dispatch from owner to auction house she was overseeing. With the help of two men she determines to find the coin and absolve herself. This book takes you inside the world of the rich and depraved, seen through the eyes of a small town girl.
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Chapter Analysis of The Eighth Commandment

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% 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:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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