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
* Iceman kills the LaCourts.
Chapters 5-10 Abstract
* Reader is told about an important photo.
Chapters 11-15 Abstract
* Lucas Davenport arrives on the scene.
* Davenport meets Sheriff Carr and Weather Karkinnen.
Chapters 16-20 Abstract
* Iceman is angry that he could not find the photo.
* Iceman makes an attempt on Weather's life.
Chapters 21-25 Abstract
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