|Plot Summary of Cold Steel|
Carson combines a medical thriller with politics, drugs and murder. The death of a prominant American surgeon's daughter in Dublin leads to an investigation that reveals wrongdoings of high medical personnel in cohorts with politicians. Drug use is explored as a sub-plot and the deranged drug dealer's therapy is quite pitiful. This is a good read, action packed and keeps moving with mini-plots abound. I have been keeping a look out for Paul Carson's other novel "Scapel" as a result.
This synopsis report prepared by Donna Maroz
|Chapter Analysis of Cold Steel|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
- unethical drug company
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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