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    Jack Ryan is a former professional ball player turned petty thief. Ryan's a fairly amiable fellow with a penchant for finding himself in trouble. His latest run-in comes after Ryan shows off his batting skills on the side of a migrant co-worker's head. Ryan never could hit a curve ball and his last hit has him being run out of town.
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      Ryan does some odd jobs at a resort owned by the likeable town judge, Mr. Walter Majestyk.
    Enter Nancy Hayes, a brown-haired, rich-man's live-in toy who's out for some fun -- a bounce. Nancy and Jack instantly connect and suddenly Jack's along for Nancy's joyride -- a scheme to rob her keeper of some big bucks -- and doublecross Jack in the process.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   commit white collar fraud or con Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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