|Plot Summary of Site Unseen|
Avon, Feb 2002, 6.50, 352 pp.
Emma Fielding works as an assistant professor of archeology at Caldwell College in Maine. She is doing everything she can to guarantee she obtains tenure when she is eligible for it. She is heading a dig off the Maine coast belonging to her closest friend Pauline and she is looking for the oldest settlement in the New World, one that was founded fifteen years before the landing at Plymouth.
Things start going wrong when Emma stumbles across the body of a dead man. Then a grave robber pulls a gun on her in front of a witness. While she is dealing with those two traumas, Pauline's house catches fire with the owner inside. Later it is discovered that arson occurred, leaving Emma vowing to find Pauline's killer and bring that person to justice.
SITE UNSEEN is a fascinating academic mystery starring a very intense heroine who has a strong sense of morality and a fierce desire to see justice happen. Her relationship with her husband is given the same attention and devotion that she brings to her profession. Readers will definitely like Dana Cameron's first novel and will want to see more adventures starring the intrepid archeologist.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Site Unseen|
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How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
- search for gems/treasure/money
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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