Dead in the Water - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Stuart Woods
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Chapters 5-8 Summary

In Chapter 5, Stone and Allison return to the inquest. Sir Winston continues his questioning by asking Allison about her husband's money and then Sir Winston suggests that Allison could have killed her rather large husband by pushing him overboard as he was urinating. At this point, Stone interrupts, asking the coroner if he can ask Allison a few questions as her legal counsel. Stone brings up Paul Manning's medical report, done just before they began their trip, that suggests Paul Manning was a heart attack waiting to happen due to his high cholesterol and weight. The inquest ends after Stone's questioning of Allison. Stone and Allison go to Thomas' bar/restaurant, the Shipwright's Arms, to wait for the verdict.

In Chapter 6, the coroner hand delivers a death certificate to Allison at the Shipwright's Arms. The certificate reflects an open verdict, so...

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