|Plot Summary of The Big Kill |
Mike Hammer witnesses a man, William Decker, kissing his toddler son goodbye and walking right to his death to be gunned down. Hammer takes one of the killers out but feels a responsbility to find out who wanted this man killed. Hammer uncovers Decker's connection to bookies and the criminals Decker worked for keep turning up dead. As the investigation heats up, Hammer is almost killed for knowing too much and arrested by the D.A. for butting into police busieness. Hammer avenges himself and the police by bringing all of the bookies down and finding out the real reason Decker was murdered.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniela Lo Presti
|Chapter Analysis of The Big Kill |
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
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?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- descript. of breasts
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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