Ten Big Ones Book Summary and Study Guide

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Stephanie Plum, an inept bounty hunter who manages to survive on luck and connections alone, is back and in more trouble than ever before. Stephanie witnesses a robbery and is the only person capable of identifying the person who did it. While attempting to do her job and find the person responsible for the robbery, Stephanie becomes the target of a gang. In order to stay alive, she has to go into hiding, but she can't afford not to do her job. Morelli, Stephanie's cop boyfriend, wants her to stay safe and not leave the house, and her actions, not to mention her strange relationship with the mysterious Ranger (another much better bounty hunter), puts their relationship in a rocky situation. Stephanie has to resolve things with the gang before they find and kill her, something which looks harder and harder as the number of the gang's kills mounts.
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The review of this Book prepared by Melissa Cookson

Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who witnesses a robbery, and the robber sees her and decides to go after her. She continues to hunt him against the advice of her boyfriend and colleague, and along the way destroys several vehicles and puts herself in danger.
The review of this Book prepared by liz doran

St. Martin's, June 2004, 25.95, 320 pp.
ISBN 0312289723

Bond Enforcement Agent Stephanie Plum and her sometimes partner Lula are outside the deli-mart trying to decide what to eat when a man wearing a red devil mask runs out of the store. He has a Molotov cocktail that he throws into the store he just robbed but the manager catches it and throws it back bouncing it off the culprit's head into Stephanie's car. The car catches fire and the criminal takes off his mask and Stephanie realizes she can identify him.

Her live in lover Joe Morelli tells her he is associated with the street gang Comstack Street Slayer. Without thinking of the consequences, Stephanie and Lula go into Slayer territory to look for the Red Devil robber when gang members, some of which jump on her car, surround them. She drives away, throwing the gang members into the street and the next thing she knows the Slayers have imported the hitman Junkman to take her and a few other people out. Stephanie comes up with a plan to find out who is on the Junkman's hit list and why but she is still in danger with Joe and Ranger, the sexy bounty hunter who is Joe's rival doing their best to protect a woman who needs her freedom.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 23.3%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up gang If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

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:    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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