The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Kramer joins the big boys in Abe Weiss' office. Weiss takes a call from Channel 1 without so much as excusing himself to Kramer, Bernie Fitzgibbon, or Milt Lubell. Weiss is irritated because the press is ignoring his office's drug indictments in favor of covering the Lamb case. Kramer is thrilled to be privy to a meeting in Weiss' office, although, for the most part, Weiss doesn't address Kramer directly. All questions are referred to Kramer's direct boss, Bernie Fitzgibbon. Weiss asks what they have on Sherman McCoy. Given Sherman's social status, Weiss knows that prosecuting Sherman would put to rest all the protests about White Justice. Unfortunately, they have no solid evidence on McCoy. Bernie has spoken to Tommy Killian about the case, so he knows McCoy has retained a lawyer. Weiss suggests they take a picture of Sherman from the society pages...

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