|Plot Summary of True Courage|
Multnomah, May 2004, 12.99, 356 pp
FBI agent Luke Falcon met Caroline at the wedding of his cousin Mark to her sister Sharon. They are immediately attracted to one another and start dating; but he won't let her get beyond a certain point. After a year of the same situation, Caroline is ready to call it quits but before she has a chance to talk to her reluctant beau, Sharon and Mark and their son Benjamin disappear. As the hours pass, they are not heard from so Luke calls in the FBI treating it like a kidnapping case.
Mark is found in his car, injured and semi conscious. Bloodhounds find Ben hiding in the nearby woods. Sharon is held for several million dollar ransom but something goes wrong and the exchange is never made. While they are negotiating for another exchange, Caroline trades herself for her sister and Luke pulls out all the stops save the woman he now realizes he loves beyond measure.
TRUE COURAGE is a fantastic romantic suspense novel about a family whose faith and love for one another gives them the courage to get the job done. None of the characters who are injured and kidnapped fall to pieces but find the strength within themselves to keep on fighting for the freedom of the ones they love. One of the kidnappers is Luke's old enemy but the mastermind is someone who knows Mark and his family, their finances, their movements and their priorities. Finding out the identity of that person is will end the nightmare the family has been living under for over a week. Dee Henderson is a wonderful writer who pens an action packed thriller with heart.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of True Courage|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
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
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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