|Plot Summary of Prodigal Logic: A Ray Gabriel Floating Home Mystery|
|"Ray Gabriel is on the verge of a breakthrough creation, a computer program that imitates logical deduction. But the fatal fall of Father Peter from the roof of a Seattle cathedral pulls Ray into a more menacing world. Miriam Towson, an alluring but enigmatic architect, suspects that the priest was pushed and enlists Ray's help. Unfortunately his software, christened Sherlock-in-a-Box, doesn't have all the bugs quite worked out yet. And when they finally are, the program offers conclusions that Ray doesn't want to hear...
Ray's journey is fraught with a riveting and often humorous blend of psychology, religion, and metaphysics, as he encounters channelers, poets, professors and cults in his search for the truth. In discovering the murderer, he also discovers the limitations of logic in an investigation that skirts the fringes of reason.
Paul Petrucci, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Prodigal Logic: A Ray Gabriel Floating Home Mystery|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
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
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Pacific NW
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?