Who's Burning Paloma Blanca Book Summary and Study Guide

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Five Star, Dec 2004, 25.95, 242 pp.
ISBN: 1594142637

Houston's Union Fidelity Insurance hires arson investigator John Bolt to investigate a particular fire in Paloma Blanca, population of 327 in South Texas. However, though his client is interested in only one fire, a serial arsonist has burned several buildings, most of which have not been in use and are owned by wealthy rancher Jim Deveraux who married into money years ago not long after his wife's parents died in a plane crash.
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In Paloma Blanca, Jim makes inquiries and visits the sites of the fire. He learns a lot about how, but not who or why except someone must be angry with Jim. And the latest fire kills a woman.

Harriet Klausner

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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) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   chasing a bomber/arsonist

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

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

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