|Plot Summary of Paradigm|
This story takes place at the world famous Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina when two brothers and their wives come to visit their old friend who care takes the place for his wealthy father. They start exploring the Biltmore estate and find a secret passage that yields a very unusual old antique box.
One of the brothers is a scientist who notes that the box has some type of function. They also find that there are old ledger type pages with the box which interest the other brother who is an economist.
The care taker son mentions the box and the pages to hs father who becomes very alarmed.
Upon returning home one of the brothers is killed which turns out to be murder. The other brother and the two wives begin a harrowing trip that takes them through out Europe as the elusive killers try to find them and silence them about the box.
This synopsis report prepared by Hugh Simpson
|Chapter Analysis of Paradigm|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super genius
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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