Short Essay Answer Key
1. Who is the major investigator in Jack and Jill? How is he important to Patterson's series?
The major investigator in Jack and Jill is Alex Cross. He is important because he is the main character on which Patterson's series focuses.
2. Which law enforcement agency employs the major investigator in this novel? Is he well-liked by his supervisor?
The major investigator in this novel is employed by the Washington, DC Police Department. Cross is not well-liked by his supervisor, although he is respected as a good detective.
3. What troubles the major investigator in this novel about the Truth School case?
The major investigator is troubled by the Truth School case because the murder hits close to home. His son attends that very school.
4. Who is the first Jack and Jill victim in this novel, and why is the first victim so important?
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