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A robbery goes wrong, and Dortmunder is trapped in a nunnery. The nuns aren't going to tell - provide Dortmunder finds a way to rescue their newest member, Sister Mary Grace. Sister Mary Grace's father, a super rich businessman, has had her kidnapped from the nunnery and is trying to deprogram her out of the Catholic Church. Problem: she's a prisoner at the top of a skyscraper her father owns, and she's under tight security. Dortmunder *has* to find a solution...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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