James Patterson Writing Styles in 3rd Degree

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Point of View

The author uses third person point of view in this novel. The person from which the point of view comes changes several times. Though Boxer is the protagonist, and, thus, the person through whom the story usually comes, other characters factor in as well. Often, the other women, Claire, Jill and Cindy, give their point of view. Several times, the point of view follows Danko, the antagonist.

The number and variety off the point of view gives it an omniscient quality. The reader knows everything about the story, from the view of both the "good guy" and the "bad guy." Even though the author reveals much of the villain's motivations and intentions, the author still leaves details vague enough to maintain the suspense until the very end.

Setting

This novel takes place in the 2000s in San Francisco, California. The plot follows Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer, from...

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