|Plot Summary of The Eagle Catcher|
Father John O'Malley, head pastor of the Jesuit mission on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, discovers the Arapaho tribal chairman, Harvey Castle, stabbed to death in his tipi. The evidence shows his nephew, Anthony, killed him after a heated argument. But Father John does not believe the young man capable of murder. He works with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden to clear Anthony's name.
The police soon discover someone broke into Harvey's office hours after his murder looking for something in his files. It appears, while researching Arapaho history, Harvey uncovered evidence of a crime so shocking, someone was willing to kill more than 100 years later to keep it hidden. Meanwhile, another tribal councilman dies under suspicious circumstances. Father John and Vicky find themselves in a race against time, with an FBI agent pursuing a murder indictment against Anthony. Also, it appears the real murderer is on their trail, and their own lives could be in danger.
This synopsis report prepared by Felicia Jordan
|Chapter Analysis of The Eagle Catcher|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- American Indian mystery
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- religious figure
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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