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Signet, Mar 2005, 6.50, 368 pp.
ISBN: 0451213904

In Cass Creek near Kansas City, Marissa Jamison still mourns the death of her spouse John, a firefighter killed in a hit and run incident in a grocery lot. She hides her grief because she knows her two youngsters seven year old Justin and five year old Jessica need her to be strong.

Following a little game in which her son played at Line Creek Park, Marissa gets into a near fender bender with another driver; the woman in the other car is nasty before driving off. That night she is found dead with a message that this is a gift for Marissa. Detectives Luke Hunter and Sarah Wilkinson locate Marissa through her late husband's occupation and stun her with the news. A second present follows. Someone is protecting the widow by killing anyone nasty towards her; this individual has plans because he believes Marissa and her two children need him.

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    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   crazed lover/family member If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

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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