|Plot Summary of Obstruction of Justice|
|"Attorney Nina Reilly is out hiking one day with her friend and colleague Collier Hallowell when a sudden storm hits. Nina and Collier take shelter, but they witness a man, Ray DeBeers, die after being struck by lightnening. For Collier the accident brings back painful memories of his wife's death three years earlier. Anna Hallowell had been killed by a hit and run driver. Meanwhile, Ray DeBeers' father, Quentin, believes (despite all evidence to the contrary) that his son's death was not an accident. He files a motion to have the body exhumed, and Nina is retained on behalf of the family to fight this. When Ray's body goes missing, and Quentin DeBeers turns up dead, suspicion falls on Ray's son Jason. Nina defends Jason, hiding a crucial piece of evidence in the process. Meanwhile, Nina's investigator and love interest, Paul, who is working on the case, discovers that the deaths of Ray and Quentin DeBeers may be directly linked to Anna Hallowell's death, three years earlier."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Obstruction of Justice|
Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about books by breaking them down into many different literary elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a lawyer creature
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Pacific NW
- climbing on trails
- falling off
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog