|Plot Summary of Coffin Dancer|
In this second book of the Lincoln Rhyme series, Lincoln who is a quadrapelegic joins Amelia Sachs in the hunt for the "coffin dancer." The coffin dancer is an ingenious killer who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to the list of his victims. So far they have only one clue; this assassin has a tattoo on his arm-of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a coffin. Rhyme, must rely on his wits and Sach's intuition to track the elusive murderer through the subways, parks, and airports of an ever tumultuous New York City. They have only forty-eight hours before the coffin dancer strikes again!
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
Lincoln Rhyme is back and he is after the most elusive contract killer he has ever come across. The Coffin Dancer, only identified by the tattoo on his arm has been hired to kill three people before they appear as witnesses to a Grand Jury. Rhyme; his partner, Amelia Sachs; and the NYPD have less than 72 hours to find and stop The Dancer. Little do they know that he is closer than they ever imagined.
This synopsis report prepared by J. E. Deaver
This book is Deaver's best. Lincoln Rhyme must move to stop a very skilled killer from killing the only two remaining witnesses to avery important case.
This synopsis report prepared by Jose Notario
Two forensic cops try to keep three key witnesses safe from a hitman. It is awesome!
This synopsis report prepared by Adam Franks
|Chapter Analysis of Coffin Dancer|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
- New York
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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