Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Former client, Rachel Wallace, contacts Spenser with a client referral.
Chapter 3 Abstract
* Journalist Candy Sloan hires Spenser to act as her bodyguard as she investigates a corruption story.
Chapters 4-5 Abstract
* Spenser flies to Los Angeles and meets Candy Sloan.
Chapters 6-7 Abstract
* Mickey Rafferty tells Spenser that Candy Sloan was injured and...
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