1. What was Keith Landry's career before taking forced retirement?
Keith Landry had served several tours of duty in Vietnam before becoming a CIA spy for twenty years. With the end of the Cold War, the CIA does not need as many spies, so Keith Landry took retirement.
2. Describe the farm Keith Landry returns to in Spencerville.
Keith Landry's family has a farm in Spencerville, which has been deserted for the past five years, ever since Landry's family retired to Florida.
3. What are Keith Landry's feelings as we meet him?
When we meet him, Keith Landry is entering his family's home, consumed with anger over his retirement, and uncertain about his plans--he doesn't know how long he will stay in Spencerville.
4. Describe the relationship between Annie and Cliff Baxter.
Cliff is an extremely coarse, jealous and violent men, and Annie is a knowing and seemingly long-suffering wife, although the first time we meet them, it seems that Annie has had enough of her husband's games.
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