|Plot Summary of Bust|
This novel is a collaboration between crime fiction writers.They are writting the novel in the style of the hard boiled detective novels of years gone by. But they are setting the story during the present day.
Wealthy, successful New York City business owner Max Fisher finds himself in a delightfully familiar scenario: he wants to get rid of his nagging wife so he can take up with his sexy secretary, Angela Petrakos. When Angela introduces Max to Dillon (who she codenames Popeye), a former IRA hit man, Max thinks he's found his man; what Max doesn't know is that Dillon is already Angela's man—and the two plan to double-cross Max as soon as it becomes profitable.
Dillon, however, proves to be less a professional than a psychotic: he'd just as soon kill "for the price of a pint" as he would for Max's wealth.
Another wrinkle in the plot is wheelchair-bound Bobby Rosa, an ex-con with a taste for lewd photography, guns and blackmail. As it tends to do, the murderous plot goes awry.
This synopsis report prepared by yosef shapiro
The story stars Max Fisher, a wealthy businessman who wants to have his wife murdered so he could sleep with his beautiful secretary, Angela Petrakos. Max gets introduced to Angela's cousin Dillion also-known-as "Popeye", a former IRA hitman, in a Manhattan pizza parlor.
Max is happy that he's found the right man for the job. Dillion does the job and kills Max's wife Deirdre and his niece. Max tries his best to feign grief but as soon as he can he's having sex with Angela. Into the picture comes Bobby Rosa, a ex-con in a wheel chair who likes to take pictures. Rosa happens to have pictures of Max and Angela having sex. At the same time, policeman Kenneth Simmons, the detective in charge of the case of Max's wife has a strong suspicion that Max was in on the whole deal. Max's life starts to fall apart when everyone is double crossing everyone and Kenneth Simmons death sends an even more eager policeman, Detective Ortiz to make Max crack and confess to the murders.
This synopsis report prepared by Bobby Blades
|Chapter Analysis of Bust|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
- business executive
- Cynical or arrogant
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
- descript. of male nudity
Unusual forms of death
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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