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A group of dedicated environmentalists is pitted against the logging industry in a battle to prevent destruction of California's forests. Botanist Clare Sharples helps the environmental activists by locating a rare wildflower, the shy tulip, in the area where the trees are to be cut, and the group hopes that this discovery will delay the start of logging in the area. Threats are made against the activists, and one of them is murdered. Clare must find the murderer because she fears that she will become a victim, too.
The review of this Book prepared by Linda Bertland








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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) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   minority/women/gay rights Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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