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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Government worker, Octavian Gray hears a gunshot from the offices below.
* Octavian's undersecretary, Richard Biranne, tells Gray that a man called Radeechy has shot himself in the vaults.
* Biranne offers to stay and wait for the police, but Octavian says he can deal with the situation himself. Biranne asks Octavian to mention that...
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