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The historical background to the story is as much a character as the human ones. There are plenty of types of conflict, but the main three are: Man against the World, Man against Man, and Man against Himself. Bookseller: , British Columbia, Canada New York: Avon Books, 2006. The fair is a beautiful dreamland where a person could experience the thrill of riding the new invention called the Ferris wheel. The way to hook readers is to keep building conflict; keep throwing obstacles in their way and keep making everything more and more impossible for your protagonist. Bookseller: , New Jersey, United States. The best clue comes to him after his best friend, freelance photographer, Philo Keane is arrested for the murders.

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Robert W. Walker: City for Ransom

city for ransom walker robert w

Gabby is an ardent feminist, a confident young woman secure in her knowledge of her abilities in the healing arts. The seemingly unimportant victim comes to full-blown life and recognition as Alastair uncovers the clues to his murder. A fast paced masterfully told story for book 5 of his Ransom series. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities. The dialog was stilted and tedious, the setting barely existent, the characterisation two-dimensional at best and the plot, worst fault of all, was boring. The grammar was poor, the topic of his paragraphs weren't seamless and made little sense in introducing new material, and his sentence construct was clunky, which made it difficult for me to read. His daughter Gabrielle is studying medicine at Northwestern University, despite prejudice against women doctors that borders on the insane.

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City for ransom (eBook, 2008) [connect2na.com]

city for ransom walker robert w

Tens of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept metropolis in the middle of America for the great Exposition of 1893 -- to seethe future and to ride Mr. It prefigured the 20th Century and the creation of attractions like Disneyland. May favorite mysteries seem to be those based in historical eras and on historical fact. It's the World's Fair in Chicago and in the shadow of the newly developed and widely promoted ferris wheel murder after murder is committed. A city of hope and hardship has caught t.

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city for ransom walker robert w

The reader is naturally rooting for him, so it's this tension and not knowing if the protag is going to make it that keeps you turning those pages. Something I learned early in my own writing training was that everything is about conflict. Tens of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept metropolis in the middle of America for the great Exposition of 1893 -- to seethe future and to ride Mr. Jane Tewes, and loyal friends Dr. Walker Avon Books — Harper-Collins Publishers, 2006, 324 pps. I am looking forward to reading more about Ransom, the Tewes family, and other characters that Walker brings to life in this book.

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city for ransom walker robert w

Inspector Alastair Ransom is burdened by his own past and haunted by his own demons. The fair was a phenomenal popular success, attracting 27. May favorite mysteries seem to be those based in historical eras and on historical fact. Ransom was injured in the Haymarket Riot and has never fully recovered. But a demon far worse than Ransom's own is loose -- a bloodthirsty killer who preys on Chicago's most vulnerable citizens, his grisly handiwork masked by the glitter and frenzy of the World's Fair. Still, he is determined to solve these crimes and becomes even more determined when he realizes that the killer is moving closer to him and those he cares about. Ransom himself combines the strengths, flaws and angst of some of the best and most interesting detectives.

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Does it diminish attendance at the exposition? Just what is one supposed to do when faced with having to review a book that was written by its author, a person you are now fortunate enough to refer to as 'close friend'? Finally, for a book with so few real plot threads, it seems criminal that those few that do exist were left hanging at the end without any sort of final conclusion, no doubt in an attempt to drive curious readers to the next book in the series. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Neither, it appears, is human nature so different then, from now. With thousands flocking to Chicago for the Great Exposition of 1893, the city is confronting an onslaught of visitors, just when a maniacal killer sets out to turn the streets into his own personal hunting ground, and it is up to Inspector Alastair Ransom to find the bloodthirsty murderer amid the glitter and turmoil of the World's Fair, before he becomes the next victim. I worked out who the killer was sometime before the end of the novel but by then the tension was well established and the question was when the killer would be caught. Is the city Chicago being ransomed by the police inspector sworn to free it from the terror of a maniacal killer, or has Chicago been placed by Inspector Alistair Ransom under his personal protection? But a haunted detective doesn't realize how desperate his search has become -- for each passing hour brings the slayer closer to his next intended victim: Alastair Ransom. Or maybe agent of vengeance.

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city for ransom walker robert w

A city of hope and hardship has caught the attention of the world -- and a maniacal killer has made it his hunting ground. A fast paced masterfully told story for book 5 of his Ransom series. Walker is currently working on a new romantic-suspense-historical-mainstream novel, titled Children of Salem. City of the Absent debuted in 2008 from Avon. The historical background to the story is as much a character as the human ones. A city of hope and hardship has caught the attention of the world -- and a maniacal killer has made it his hunting ground. However, by end of the story to catch Bosch's killer or killers, Ransom himself is implicated in as series of murders, and going to trial for a third time on such charges holds no charm for either Alastair or his lover, Dr.

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Robert W. Walker: City for Ransom

city for ransom walker robert w

Tens of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept metropolis in the middle of America for the great Exposition of 1893 -- to seethe future and to ride Mr. It's usually in these scenes in which the exposition and internal character dialogue is inserted. Welcome to Chicago, 1893 -- where new wonders are being unveiled. But a demon far worse than Ransom's own is loose -- a bloodthirsty killer who preys on Chicago's most vulnerable citizens, his grisly handiwork masked by the glitter and frenzy of the World's Fair. James Phineas Tewes who purports to be a Phrenological and Magnetic Examiner. But while solving the case, Ransom also becomes acutely aware of how his career may put those he loves and is closest to, in danger.

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Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Within that simple paradigm masterpieces have been crafted, some so well as to be seamless, making you forget you're actually reading about a fictional world. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Inspector Alastair Ransom carries the burden of the dead on his shoulders. Jane Tewes, Surgeon and love of Ransom's life. Sometimes he wonders if he can trust his partner Griffin Dimmer. But am looking forward to the sequel.

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city for ransom walker robert w

Welcome to Chicago, 1893 -- where new wonders are being unveiled. He works in facts that you may have known and forgotten and gives you a few others to think about. The dialog was stilted and tedious, the setting barely existent, the characterisation two-dimensional at best and the plot, worst fault of all, was boring. Inspector Alastair Ransom carries the burden of the dead on his shoulders. Having grown up in Chicago and having been born in the shadow of the Shiloh battlefield, near Corinth, Mississippi, Walker has two writing traditions to uphold--the Windy City one and the Southern one--all of which makes him uniquely suited to write City for Ransom and its sequels, Shadows in White City and City of the Absent. This is a great historical mystery and one wonders right off the bat, if the title is a play on words.

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