Short Essay Questions Key
1. What happens during the opening scene of the book? Who are the characters?
A man named Diesel appears in the apartment of Stephanie Plum while she's mentally planning the day over a cup of coffee.
2. What does the man say when asked how he got to the apartment?
The man says Stephanie doesn't want to know but that it's something akin to being beamed down a la Star Trek.
3. What form of protection does Stephanie use and where is it found? What is the problem with the plan?
Stephanie retrieves a gun from the brown bear cookie jar where it lives. Unfortunately, the gun is not loaded.
4. What does Diesel say when Stephanie lies about living alone?
Stephanie makes a vain attempt to inform Diesel that she doesn't live alone. Diesel calls her on it, saying that Stephanie has "living alone" written all over her - then proceeds to point out the baggy sweats, messy hair, and bad attitude of his hostess.
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