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Putnam, April 2002, 25.95, 464 pp.
ISBN 039914840x

    As the Lusitania is going down, petty thief Felix Greenfield is in the cabin of Henry W. Wyley stealing one of the THREE FATES statues. By the time he realizes he is in danger, he pockets the valuable item, saves a mother and son, and vows to turn over a new leaf. He is rescued and settles in Ireland and raises a family. Felix's descendants, the Sullivans, hold on to the statue until Malachi loses it to Anita Waye, a black widow who slept with him in order to steal it.

    Malachi and his siblings Gideon and Rebecca not only vow to get it back but they intend to find the other two statues, uniting THE THREE FATES before selling them. The Sullivan siblings meet their significant others while pursuing the statues, not yet realizing that Anita, who is one step ahead of them, will kill everyone who gets in her way. The group must find a way of outwitting her without anyone getting hurt in the process.

    Nora Roberts has written a work of romantic suspense that will please her many fans as will as those readers who like some romance in their thrillers. The book moves at a rapid pace so nobody will get bored during this fascinating read. The Sullivan siblings and their significant others are a varied group that makes for lively scenes and interactions and turns THREE FATES into one of Nora Roberts' best mainstream novels.

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 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%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:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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