|Plot Summary of Savage Run|
Putnam, June 2002, 23.95, 288 pp.
He is a radical environmentalist known nationwide as an ecoterrorist and founder of the group One Globe. On the third day of his honeymoon, he and his bride Annabel are in the Bighorn National Forest spiking as many trees the have nails when a cow explodes and blows them away. Stewie Woods never realized two men were assigned to kill him had tracked him for days.
After Stewie is taken care of, the two shooters, Charlie Tibbs and the Old Man crisscross the country killing environmentalists who are in a position of power. Their killing spree includes a writer, a lawyer and a lobbyist. When word gets back to the pair that Stewie may still be alive, Charlie goes back to finish the job. The environmentalist killer tangles with game warden Joe Pickett, a man with a keen sense of justice and a determination to uphold the law at the cost of his reputation and even his life.
In SAVAGE RUN, the Wild West is still a place where some “respectable” citizens are willing to take the law into their own hand to get their viewpoints across to those who try thwart them. The hero is an admirable man, whom a century ago would be considered a “white rat” willing, even eager to see justice triumph. C.J. Box is a talented writer who take his audience out of the typical suspense thriller box and keep his readers audience on their edge of their seat eager to find out what happens next.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Savage Run|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very obvious
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
- vigilante getting revenge
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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