|Plot Summary of The Pinkerton Eye|
After service with the New York Police Department and the Army in Cuba the position as Constable of Covens Hollow provided Kirk Van Pelt a comfortable semi-retired lifestyle. His glass eye, the result of battle wounds, was the only detriment to his career as a playboy.
Kirk is sent to the Nevada boomtown of Tonopah in pursuit of a bank thief. His mission is to return the scoundrel and the stolen funds. Various misadventures place him in a romantic relationship with a bordello piano player and in a cooperative arrangement with the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. To futher complicate his task, he must solve a murder case for an incompetent sheriff.
A jilted romance speeds his return to Covens Hollow and Kirk accepts employment as a Pinkerton operative. His first assignment returns him to the west and involves train robberies in Colorado. The investigation moves through the high mountains of Silverton and Creede where he leaves a trail of dead outlaws and encounters old acquaintances from Tonopah with unexpected results.
This synopsis report prepared by Allen P. Bristow
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|Chapter Analysis of The Pinkerton Eye|
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%
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- catching thief
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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