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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Readers are introduced to the protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, a detective with the New Orleans Police Department.
* Dave visits Johnny Massina, a snitch, at Angola Penitentiary.
* Massina is about to be executed for the murder of a young woman.
* Massina tells Dave that he has heard a rumor that some guys are going to kill...
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