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St. Martin's, Jul 2004, 24.95, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0312314035

Former veterans, Max Iversson and Joe Riggs own and operate Tiger Solutions, a security protection firm that provides bodyguards. Nightclub owner Roy Fowler wants to hire them, needing Max to protect him during a dangerous business deal.

Taking along two of his better operative (Tony and Eric), Max accompanies Roy to the isolated rendezvous. While Max checks the joint out, Tony kills first Roy and then Eric, but Max kills Tony. Max flees with Roy's attaché case only to later find it empty.

Detective Sergeant Gallan investigates the murder of a drug dealer who worked security in Fowler's club. His persistency begins to pay off when Gallan finds several interesting threads that have nothing to do with the homicide investigation. He comes across a tie between Fowler and the Holtz mob and one to Max. Digging deeper, Gallan has no idea where these clues will take him, but he suspects that he will learn that Max operates on the wrong side of the law.

The story line, for the most part, rotates first-person perspectives between Iversson and Gallan so that the audience can see what each man is thinking, which at times focuses on the same incident.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminals killing each other Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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