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 1-5 Abstract
* Dismas Hardy, a 38-year-old bartender, returns to San Francisco from a two-week vacation in Baja.
* Dismas had once been a father, husband, police officer, and attorney.
* Dismas goes to a Giants game at Candlestick Park where a drunk man falls over a railing to his death.
* Homicide detective, Abe Glitsky, responds to the...
This section contains 2,954 words
(approx. 10 pages at 300 words per page)