|Plot Summary of Undercurrents|
After the death of an accused serial murderer, known to the city of Seattle as "The Cross Killer," a murder spree that has terrorized the public is thought to finally be over for Sergeant Lou Boldt.
That is, until the murders begin again.
From the countless hours of painstaking investigative techniques and his own anguish over the mounting number victims, to the breakup of his own marriage, Lou Boldt fights the clock to catch "The Cross Killer."
This synopsis report prepared by Scott Russell
|Chapter Analysis of Undercurrents|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Pacific NW
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of male nudity
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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