Blood on the Tracks: A Novel - Chapters 12 - 14 Summary & Analysis

Barbara Nickless
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In Chapter 12, in Parnell’s personal journal, she writes that it was guilt from what a soldier might have done or might not have done during war that was hardest to live with when he returned home.

Bandoni was angry when he learned that Parnell had not recorded any of her conversation with Rhodes. She told Bandoni that Rhodes swore he did not remember what happened but that he would not plead guilty to killing Elise. Parnell added that if it turned out Rhodes did kill Elise, his lawyer would probably use an insanity defense. Bandoni swore he would not let that happen.

Suddenly tired beyond belief, Parnell bummed cigarettes from Bandoni and went outside to smoke. She knew if she decided to help Rhodes prove that Elise’s death was connected to Habbaniyah, she would basically be sacrificing herself. She would lose...

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