|Plot Summary of The Hunter|
|"Meet Parker, the ultimate professional. Parker is a stone-cold thief, an armed robber who steals thirty grand from a group of arms dealers with the help of mobster Mal Resnick.
After the heist, Mal pulls a burn on Parker and the other gang members, stealing the money and Parker's wife and shooting Parker before setting the hideout ablaze. Parker survives the conflagration, only to be picked up by the cops for vagrancy.
Cut to a year later. Parker has realized his escape from the prison farm he was sentenced to as a vagrant, killing a guard in the process, and has pursued Mal to New York City. Parker doesn't want much, just his share of the thirty grand...and Mal Resnick's head.
But it's not that simple. Mal used the money to buy his way into membership in "the Outfit," a nationwide crime syndicate, and the bosses of the Outfit sees no reason to give the money back.
Now, Parker must battle Mal, the mob, dirty cops, and a host of lesser criminals in his hunt for the money.
Meet Parker, the ultimate professional."
James Craver, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Hunter|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- Get treasure/money from another criminal
- vigilante getting revenge
Mostly a criminal POV story
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- thief/con artist
How much violence does he/she use?
- a significant amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- US mafia
- New York
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog