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Dortmunder's old cell mate, Tom, is released from jail and wants help recovering a stash of 750k. Problem - in the years he was in jail, the state of New York put a reservoir over the city where the money is buried. In order to prevent Tom from breaking the dam and killing a whole bunch of people, Dortmunder's got to find a way to get that money. But the reservoir is fighting back...
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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