|Plot Summary of The Visitor|
This book is about a drifter called Jack Reacher helping the FBI solve some strange murders. It is also about his personal life. His commitment to his girlfriend and whether he wants to be weighed down in the same place for the rest of his life.
Jack Reacher is an old military policeman who is very bright and in very good physical condition.
This synopsis report prepared by Alex Watterson
Reacher is profiled as a serial killer by the FBI. They watch his activities, force him through threats to cooperate in their investigation. He's eliminated as a suspect after a humiliating interrogation. One threat after another finally gains his cooperation. Being a former major in the Army, and a military policeman, he's outraged by the FBI tactics. But he decides to cooperate, against his better judgement, in trying to solve the serial killings of former Army women who filed harassment charges against their former superiors and left the service.
This synopsis report prepared by F. Scott Sinclair
|Chapter Analysis of The Visitor|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Pacific NW
- Mid-Atlantic states
- New York
- fort/military installation
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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