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Private Investigator Charlie Parker is trying to settle down to a quiet life with his pregnant girlfriend Rachel, so the last thing he needs is a desperate call for help from his old friend Elliott Norton. Norton has taken on the job of defending a young black man accused of the rape and murder of a powerful and wealthy white industrialist in South Carolina. Can Charlie help to keep Norton's client alive long enough to stand trial? As he is reluctantly drawn into the case, keeping Norton's client alive turns out to be the least of Charlie Parker's troubles.
The review of this Book prepared by Stephen Coombs








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   best friend Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   frying (cooking)    -   rough sex    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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