This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Lindsay Boxer - Member of the San Francisco Police Department for a number of years, Lindsay Boxer is initially portrayed as a fragile figure, recuperating from a horrible homicide case and having lost her lover in the course of the investigation and resolution. She has taken time off and is using voluntarism at a local teen center as a method of coping with trauma and grief. It is obvious that her heart is with the homicide department. However, she quickly moves back into action when a child is murdered outside a...
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