|Plot Summary of Scent of a Killer|
Mira, Jan 2004, 6.50, 400 pp.
Photographer Jenna Meyerson is shocked when her ex-husband Adam Lear arrives at the gallery displaying an exhibit of her work “The Faces of New York”. Adam feels that a former client of Jenna, the CEO of rival Faxel, did something illegal, and her pictures have the proof. She mentions client confidentiality, but promises to think about it. The next day Jenna learns from the TV news that someone, probably a serial killer, murdered Adam in Central park.
Jenna does not believe that Adam would venture into the park at night as he knew better plus she remembers the limping bum who seemed to follow them. She turns to their childhood friend Frank Renaldi for help but he is nasty to her. Frank knows he loved Jenna then and still does so he must keep his distance to keep his sanity. He must consider his teenage son's well being. Still Frank begins making inquiries and soon struggles to keep Jenna safe from unknown enemies and him.
This is an exciting romantic suspense tale starring two delightful heroic champions who readers will adore. The story line is fast-paced even when introducing the players. The killer is brilliantly described while he hides his prime income making money through legitimate activates like a Time Square coffee shop. Though Adam's theory is not explained to readers or the heroine until late in the tale, fans will enjoy this terse thriller due a strong cast engaged in a cat and mouse survivor war.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Scent of a Killer|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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