|Plot Summary of Night Wind|
The heroine of the story moves to the Southwest with her 12 year old son to escape a terrible ex husband. Soon after moving there a bizarre series of killings starts taking place. She teams up with a keeps-to-himself writer with a tragic past who lives near her, to try to find the killer.
This synopsis report prepared by Kat Cowles
Five Star, Sep 2002, 26.95, 261 pp.
After divorcing her husband Jeff Lovechio, a Chicago Realtor, for cheating on her, Robin Curtis and her twelve-year-old son Paul relocate to New Mexico. Robin will teach at the local school. Her neighbor is also new to the town as Mike Landiware gave up his teaching at the university in Albuquerque to escape from the memories of his beloved but now deceased wife.
The quiet town seems perfect to Robin until punk Bobby Caldwell goes on a shooting rampage before killing himself. That same night a serial killer starts murdering a woman every evening. The townsfolk are on edge and Robin wonders if her ex is the culprit as he has recently threatened her by phone. However, when Paul and a friend vanish in the mountains chased by a paramilitary grpoup, a frantic Robin turns to Mike to rescue her son. What they face and what is going on will leave both shaken, if they survive to tell it.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Night Wind|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
- business executive
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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