|Plot Summary of The General's Daughter|
|"Paul Brenner is an investigator in the army's Criminal Investigation Division. His assignment is to solve the murder of Captain Ann Campbell, daughter of General Campbell. The victim has been strangled and staked out naked on the firing range. Brenner is joined in this investigation by Cynthia Sunhill a former girlfriend who is now married. The pair soon find that the Captain was extremely promiscuous and went out of her way to embarrass her father. There are about thirty sex partners, fellow officers, who must be considered suspects. They have all been Ann's guests in a room she has had specially designed for the purpose. This is a great page-turner and de Mille does not disappoint his readers."
Penny, Resident Scholar
|"The body of a female soldier is found dead, possibly raped, on a U.S. Military Base. Amongst the suspects are the victim's father, a General and Vietnam War hero, as well as a dozen or so military personnel she had been sexually involved with. Assigned to the case are Warrant Officer's Paul Brenner and Cynthia Sunhill, former lovers who tangle with suspects and each other in their search for the truth."
Michael Ignagni, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The General's Daughter|
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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 - 45%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 15%
Tone of story
- very humorous
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?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- infantry soldier
- government investigator
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
The antagonists are:
- government bureaucracy
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
A lot of techno jargon?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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