What's the Worst That Could Happen? Book Summary and Study Guide

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On a simple burglery job, Dortmunder is surprised by the householder, a super rich entrepeneur, who steals Dortmunder's ring from off his finger. Dortmunder swears revenge, and gets it - striking in New York and D.C. before the big showdown in Las Vegas. Marvelous.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very humorous    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Story partially from villain's perspective Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   Washington D.C.

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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