|Plot Summary of Blood Work|
|" Terrell McCabe is convalescing on his boat in California, after a recent heart transplant operation. His previous career as a FBI agent took its toll on his health so he has retired from the Bureau. He is approached by beautiful Graciela Rivers, who claims to be the sister of the woman whose heart was posthumously given to him. A string of brutal murders are being committed against seemingly unconnected victims. McCabe is forced to defend himself against allegations that he may be involved once it is discovered the victims all possess a rare blood type making their organs precious commodities to those in need of transplants.
As a romance evolves between McCaleb and Graciela it further complicates his ability to prove his innocence, as he is suspected of killing Graciela's sister to get the heart that would save his life. The killer proves to be very smart and elusive, staying one step ahead of McCaleb as the novel races to its conclusion.
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Blood Work|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- physical disability/illness
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- physically sick
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- sail boat
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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