High Five Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this fifth high-octane thriller, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum sets out to find her missing uncle and along the way smacks slam-bang into: a dead body, a nasty bookie, her stun-gun toting eccentric Grandma Mazur, and an angry little man who won't leave her apartment.
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The big guy at the bank, Mr. Shempsky knows a lot as well behind the story of Uncle Fred. He's keeping a secret he doesn't want to tell.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Bountiful bounty hunter Stephanie plum goes looking for a missing relative and stumbles into a massive conspiracy involving the garbage company, a bank manager, the Jersey mob, and a cheapskate senior citizen-Don Juan. Meanwhile, she's saddled with a Failure-to-Appear in the person of vertically-challenged Randy Briggs ("a little person, Toots"), is plagued by the cars that go BOOM in the night, pursued by Benito Ramirez, and torn between two hotties, Morelli and Ranger--neither of whom could be considered husband-father-provider material.

Will Stephanie prevail? Will she find out who left the body parts in an overfilled garbage bag the day her uncle disappeared? Will she find out who's bumping off garbage company employees left and right? Will she succumb to Ranger or Morelli? Will she EVER learn to keep her gun loaded?

Read and find out. And laugh, laugh, laugh...

The review of this Book prepared by Jennifer Colt

Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, is back in the fifth book of the series. This time crime close to home--her uncle Fred is missing and she is asked to find him. The longer he stays missing, the more Stephanie figures there's something bigger going on. To help her she has returning characters Joe Morelli, her on-again off-again lover and the mysterious and sexy Ranger, and Bunchy, an FBI agent who wants to find Fred too.
The review of this Book prepared by BethG

Stephanie Plum agrees to work for Ranger for extra money. There are problems with cooled relationship with Joe while Stephanie wonders if she might take on Ranger. Ramirez from "One for the Money" returns to torment Stephanie.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.

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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    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Kind of investigator    -   comical investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


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

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    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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