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Book Report On Blood Tracks By Karen Rose Cercone.

987 words - 4 pages

The book I read for my report was the mystery novel by Karen Rose Cercone, Blood Tracks. The story takes place in Pittsburgh in late November 1905. The story is portrayed in the 3rd person point of view. The main characters are Milo Kachigan, Helen Sorby, and Art Taggart. Milo Kachigan is a young Armenian detective for the Allegheny County Police Department. Helen Sorby is a radical writer and a settlement-house director in East Pittsburgh. Art Taggart is Milo's portly partner and is one of the few non-corrupt detectives in the bureau.The story begins with an explosion outside the settlement house. Helen hangs up her phone and goes outside to investigate. Already a large group has gathered outside to see what is going on. Once outside, Helen sees Abraham Maccoun, the resident anarchist, standing by the large fissure in the yard. When asked what happened, Maccoun replies, "I was just testing out one of my bombs, but I didn't hurt anybody." Soon after Helen is horrified to discover a body and two severed legs in the large back yard crater, but after a closer investigation Helen finds that the body is cold and must have been there for at least a day. Helen decides that the only way to get to the bottom of the mystery is by turning herself into the police along with Abraham Maccoun.Meanwhile police headquarters receives a call to send over two detectives to investigate a suspicious death in East Pittsburgh. Milo Kachigan and Art Taggart are sent to investigate. Milo is ecstatic to receive this case instead of having to walk his beat and collect bribes from local businesses. Once he arrives at the holding cell of the two suspects he realizes why he was selected for the case. His former girlfriend, Helen Sorby, is one of the suspects.After using questionable means to release Helen from the prison, Milo and Art begin to converse about the murder. They then to walk back to the settlement house to investigate the crime scene. After a closer investigation the detectives realize that the victim is not just a run of the hobo, but the 1905 inventor of the year. They decide that George Westinghouse would know who he is because he is an avid inventor.Soon after Milo and Taggart go to Westinghouse headquarters to talk to Mr. Westinghouse after asking different people on the street about the murder. When they arrive, they are surprised to discover that not only was the victim an employee, he was the top engineer at Westinghouse. His name was Lyell Osborne, a top engineer and head of the Brazilian power plant project.As they leave the office, Taggart says that a possible motive could have been to slow down the power plant project and cost Westinghouse millions of dollars and the loss of the contract. He proposes that the perpetrator could have been...

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