|Plot Summary of Grand Theft|
Putnam, Oct 20003, 23.95, 320pp
In Philadelphia, Teddy Clyde uses the job of a stockbroker as a front to hide his real career as a car thief. He even has a storefront and clients, but his prime nontaxable income is from vehicle repossession that leaves him in the high six-digit income bracket.
His moronic brother Davey tries to steal a Porche and it is only thanks to Teddy's quick response that his sibling is saved from doing time. The brothers go to the Palisades Club owned by the mob's number two guy Anthony Bonica, but unbeknownst to Teddy he carries the body of the mob chief (who was killed by a pro) in his trunk. Everyone wants Teddy from the mob to the US Assistant Attorney Donald Shaffer to other alphabet groups. He hides with an undercover reporter who he begins to fall in love with making his life even more complicated than it is.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Grand Theft|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- on the run from the law
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
- thief/con artist
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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