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Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is having a rough time of it lately. Beyond the fact that it is a nasty October day in Chicago as the novel opens, the crime scene at a local 7-11 is a mess. They have a body of a white female, blonde, in her twenties with deep stab wounds and strangulation marks. She was found face down in the trash receptacle with a note stapled to her chest that taunts the Police and identifies the killer as “the Gingerbread Man.” As the freezing rain continues to fall and the media arrives, it becomes clear that the witnesses didn't see anything that will help.
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The investigation begins and soon seems to stall which does nothing to ease Jack's chronic insomnia. Late night shopping binges via cable and credit card only make her feel worse as does the fact that her live in boyfriend dumped her in favor of his personal trainer, Roxy. Then there is the fact that the case quickly turns in to a media circus and the arrival of a pair of humorless profilers from the FBI does nothing to help. The situation quickly escalates and before long as he tauntingly kills again, the killer sets his target on Jack as his final victim.
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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) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

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    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   use of artificial tools    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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