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Wolf Creek Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Wolf Creek

John Proctor is a paramedic who moved to a small town after his brother was murdered. He is sure he knows who killed his brother. The killer builds a vacation home on Wolf Creek near the town where Proctor lives with his wife who is a nurse. While hunting deer, Proctor witnesses a brutal murder on land owned by the killer. Proctor works on the ambulance and his wife is a nurse in the local hospital. When the killer goes deer hunting, he is killed. Proctor, the local sheriff and hired hit men are nearby. The sheriff has a motive to shoot the killer, as well as Proctor and the hit men. Proctor is arrested and escapes while being transferred to jail. During his escape, he tries to find evidence to clear him. The sheriff has a heart attack, is taken to the hospital and is not expected to live because an incompetent physician is treating him. The corporation that owns the hospital has been committing fraud with Medicare with the active participation of the killer. The story ends with heroic measures to save the sheriff's life.
This report prepared by Patrick Lennon








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   theft/fraud investigation Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   nurse/medtech Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Writing Style

Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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