|Plot Summary of Jack and Jill|
In Washington, D.C., a pair of cold-blooded killers calling themselves "Jack" and "Jill" brutally murder a U.S. senator in a hotel room. The killers, who have videotaped their crime, begin sending taunting rhymes and messages to the police, Secret Service, and FBI. Soon, they strike again, mutilating and murdering a TV newsanchor in her bed.
Unable to process the mixed signals being sent by the crime scenes, the profiles, and the killers themselves, the feds bring in Detective Alex Cross, psychologist, homicide investigator, and serial killer-catcher extraordinaire, to solve the crimes and catch Jack and Jill before they strike again.
Meanwhile, in Cross's home neighborhood of Southeast, another killer begins to abduct and murder a series of young children culled from the campus of the Sojourner Truth School, where Cross's beloved children attend classes.
As the media frenzy heats up and the Truth School killer's crimes spiral out of control, Jack and Jill begin to blaze a trail of corpses across Washington, a trail that may lead to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...
This synopsis report prepared by James Craver
Here comes Alex Cross again, solving more homicide cases than ever before along with his detective friend, John Sampson.
In Jack and Jill, a controversial US senator is murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue; a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and others as well.
Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim; a beautiful little girl.
Could there be a connection between the two murders?
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
A pair of Celebrity Killers wreaks havoc in the United States and their sights seem to be on the biggest celebrity of them all, the President. Alex Cross must take matters into his own hands to try and save the President's life.
This synopsis report prepared by Jose Notario
|Chapter Analysis of Jack and Jill|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Pacific NW
- Washington D.C.
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
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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