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The Yard, starts off in London 1889 a romantic city, but a city with rising crime. We are introduced to a newly formed group of twelve men who make up a squad in the London Police, nicknamed 'The Yard'.
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The squad works under a London top police agent Sir Edward Bradford, a cold, calculating figure. Their job is to investigate murders and try to capture the suspect. The squad has been on the trail of Jack the Ripper, but they have been unsuccessful in capturing him. They just do not understand this particular murders intent and he has the Squad baffled.
The main plot of the book is when one of the squad members gets tricked by the murderer and the remainder of the squad is determined to track down Jack the Ripper at any cost. New tactics will be developed by the squad in their pursuit of the killer.
Best part of story, including ending: The book is a murder mystery in many regards, very suspenseful and the reader will be puzzled at what the next move will be. London in 1889 is changing world. The book shows not only does times change, but crimes also can change.

Best scene in story: When the squad is introduced to Dr. Bernard Kingsley, who has a new science of tracking down suspect...fingerprints.

Opinion about the main character: This book has a few main characters. The most interesting one is Dr. Bernard Kingsley who adds much knowledge and intuition to the squads success.

The review of this Book prepared by Silas Brunk a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   rapist

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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