|Plot Summary of Bottleneck|
This is the 13th book in the CD Grimes series. "Bottleneck" is a somewhat disturbing work, because Moulton bases most of his mysteries on things on the news. This one begins with the murder of the woman who runs the community center in a mobile home village and leads to a kiddie porn ring.
CD has children of his own, and this is much too close to home. He uses the Crane facilities (he is 51% owner of the Crane conglomerate) to find where the pornography is being distributed, flies to Europe to gather evidence, and gets to use a disguise. He likes disguises.
His main suspect is murdered, which leads to his learning the one behind the ring is not who he thought. The killer is still out there, and known, but can he be caught? If he is caught, can he get out of it with an insanity plea?
This synopsis report prepared by Helen Landers
|Chapter Analysis of Bottleneck|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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