|Plot Summary of Dancing at the Shoulder of the Bull|
|"Houston police officer John Suarez returns to the life of a ranch hand after accidentally killing a child in a drug bust.
Six months later, Ranita Hunter is awakened by a series of early morning hang-up calls. Alone in the house with her two young daughters, Ranita unsuccessfully tries to reach her husband who is away on business.
A body is found on the golf course behind Ranita's house and when her father learns the deceased is Ranita's husband's boss, he hires John to investigate.
But John is reluctant for two reasons: he's still having nightmares about the shooting, and fifteen years earlier, he lost Ranita, the woman he loved. Reluctant or not, John has no choice when Ranita's stalker grows bolder.
Lisa Wilkinson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dancing at the Shoulder of the Bull|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
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?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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