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Attorney Marcus Glenwood used to work for a prestigious law firm until a devastating personal tragedy. Now resigned, he meets Alma and Austin Hall who petition for his help. They claim their daughter, Gloria, has disappeared in China and fear she has been murdered. She was investigating alleged slave labor practices of an internationally owned factory with American ties.

All other attorneys have told the Halls they have no case. They are afraid to tackle a case with far reaching political connections. Marcus is moved by the Halls and accepts their case.

After acceptance, Marcus and all who help in the investigation and ensuing trial, suffer physical attacks from thugs hired by the factory owners who allegedy kidnapped and murdered Gloria. They know Marcus is close to the truth and will stop him at any cost. The attorney ends up in the hospital after such an attack but relentlessly pursues justice on Gloria's behalf.   
This report prepared by Tracey Ray








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   civil suit to get justice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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