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 1-4 Abstract
* Stone Barringer, a former cop who is now a lawyer, is vacationing on St. Marks, a tropical island south of Antigua.
* Stone is waiting for the arrival of his girlfriend, Arrington Carter, who has been delayed by a meeting with a publisher about an exclusive interview with a Hollywood celebrity, Vance Calder.
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