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When Annie's loony gypsy mother-in-law told her about Jimmy Qi and his ability to heal and mend by "toning", she simply thought it would make a good story. And, since that what she had come into the city for, she wrote it. Unfortunately, a child who can heal people by using an innate ability with his voice brings a lot of crazies out of the woodwork. Soon, Jimmy has a phony evangelist, the FBI, the local branch of an oriental gang, the Center for Disease control, and a dolphin-lover on his tail. Feeling responsible, Annie steps back into the picture and does her best to keep Jimmy from his would-be kidnappers and brainwashers--no easy feat. The church woman ends up dead, as does one of Jimmy's uncles. Annie's boyfriend, Leo, has a stroke the same day she meets her dead husband's son by another woman. It quickly becomes evident that Annie's own sanity isn't the only thing in peril; as long as she is standing in the way of Jimmy getting stolen, her life is at stake as well.
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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 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 Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   Oriental crime gang If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   run over Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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