The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Killian tries to make Sherman come to his senses about Maria. Killian and Quigley intend to send Sherman into Arthur Ruskin's funeral wearing a wire. Sherman needs to get Maria to confess, on tape, that she was driving the car when it struck Henry Lamb. He doesn't want to do this to her at her husband's funeral; Sherman feels it's ungentlemanly. Killian reminds him that Maria skipped town, leaving Sherman to take all the heat; Arthur's funeral is the only time they can be sure of seeing Maria.

At Harold A. Burns's, on Madison Avenue, Peter Fallow watches the tout le monde enter the fashionable funeral parlor. When the service ends, Fallow slips down the aisle toward the widow Ruskin. He notices another man doing the same thing; it is Sherman McCoy! Fallow follows Sherman, and the two men unobtrusively join the small...

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