|Plot Summary of Deviant Behavior|
This book is one in a series featuring detective Thomas Black. He lives and works in Seattle. He has been hired by a couple to find their missing teenage son. He has few clues and no pictures of the boy, as he tore them all up. The boy's brother Buzz is the only one who can really help. He stumbles upon a six-year-old suicide that may have something to do with the boy's disapperance. He felt that that there was something more to the suicide than meets the eye. Black finds out that he was right, when he stumbles upon a stash of several hundred thousand dollars hidden in an abandoned building where the man used to work. And the man's old employer is still working in town and recently beat up the missing boy.
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
|Chapter Analysis of Deviant Behavior|
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 - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
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?
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
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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