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Download Sign of the Guardian epub
ISBN: 0812521196
ISBN13: 978-0812521191
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Tor Books (April 1987)
ePUB size: 1151 kb
FB2 size: 1615 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 192
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A tense thriller from a new small press, with at least three strong suspects in a string of vicious murders on Fire Island. Scientist Marty Goodman and her subject, a signing chimpanzee named Jinks, arrive to visit her old boyfriend and his family. It's clear from the beginning (to the reader), that the murderer has spent time in Africa, and this describes Marty, Jinks, and a reclusive island resident with a possibly violent past. Some of the characters are a bit stock, but there are surprises and turns of events which keep the reader immersed. The murders are particularly nasty, and local assumption is that the chimp is guilty, while the researcher and her old boyfriend defend him. From the reader's perspective the evidence wavers back and forth until almost the last page, making for a page-turner.4½ STARS.
Cardboard characters, stilted dialogue, predictable story with little tension.

Kindle formatting could use some work...paragraphs indented to half page width for no discernible reason. "Evil" voice formatted in italics, which works fine until about half way through when other sections suddenly pop up in italics too, again for no discernible reason, all of which could be overlooked if the story was any good.

Very amateurish attempt at novel writing.