|Plot Summary of A Savage Place|
|"Rachel Wallace calls Spenser for a job in LA. He flies there to meet his new client.
Candy Sloan, a TV reporter, has uncovered a scandal in the movie industry. Mickey, a stuntman, has seen the producer paying-off to a suspicious guy.
Candy needs a bodyguard. Spenser's function will be 'predominantly protective' since she is the one pursuing the suspects and the story. The first night he stays at his hotel and she gets beat up when meeting a possible informant. Spenser moves in with her to protect her, and even sleeps with her.
The pair gets kicked out of the studio when interviewing the boss and tailed by two thugs (the car chase is movie quality) in the streets of LA.
Soon the only witness in the pay-off gets killed, and the LAPD questions Candy and Spenser, (neither of them gives away any of the information Candy has uncovered). Candy, in a last manipulative move, gets involved with one of the suspects to extract more information. Unfortunately, she is found out and killed. Spenser then takes over the investigation.
Lydie Barquet, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Savage Place|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
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
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
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:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
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
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog