|Plot Summary of Friends in High Places|
|"A young bureaucrat visits Guido Brunetti at home, ostensibly to discuss housing standards to his apartment; Brunetti senses that the young man actually is trying to tell
him something else. A few days later, the man's body is found dead, having fallen off a scaffolding as he was inspecting another construction site. The circumstances of death are a bit too pat and Brunetti starts to look into the matter. (He is a commissario with the Venice police.) His investigations lead him into two highly dangerous areas: drug trafficking and loan sharking. The networking of both these leads Brunetti into stonewalls and for once this honorable, incorruptable police chief has to look to his own “friends in high places” to try to get to the solution of this, one of his toughest cases. Leon is quite
adept at addressing social issues, not only of Venice and Italy, but of modern society as
well, and she does a great job.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Friends in High Places|
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Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- big business leader(s)
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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