|Plot Summary of The Big Island|
First, Detroit millionaire Nate Quigley, disappeared. Then Eddie Devine vanished. Eddie's wife, Jennifer, convinced Stephen Fargo, a family friend and former detective, to find Eddie, suspecting his involvement in Quigley's disappearance.
Fargo took the job and soon got a message that his life was in danger. Confirming the threat, someone took a shot at Fargo and two men kidnapped him and his new girlfriend. Fargo escaped by killing the two men.
Meanwhile, Eddie Devine sought refuge with Naomi Butler, with whom he'd corresponded while in prison for assault. They attended a poetry slam featuring Crank, who Eddie knew in prison as Pellet.
Next day, Pellet flew to Florida to kill a friend of Quigley's, Frank Altobello. On the flight, Pellet reminisced about killing Quigley for the same mysterious client who put out the contract on Altobello. Back home, Pellet got yet another assignmentâ€”famous talk show host and survivalist, Eric Crowe.
Pellet had enraged his employer by making an anonymous call to the Scott Crowe show admitting to Quigley's murder. Naomi, making the connection between the caller and â€œCrankâ€� had now become a threat, along with Eddie.
But Crowe had been Pellet's client all along. He set up Pellet, then killed him in â€œself-defense.â€� At that point, a former fellow inmate of Eddie's, Stanford Burke, whom Eddie had hoped to join on the Big Island of Hawaii, showed up, admitting he had been working with Crowe.
Suspecting a double-cross, Crowe kidnapped Jennifer Devine, demanding that Fargo, Burke, and Devine engage in a guerrilla raid to rescue her.
|Chapter Analysis of The Big Island|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- criminals killing each other
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- evil corporation/rich guy
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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