Dead in the Water - Chapters 53-58 Summary & Analysis

Stuart Woods
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Chapters 53-58 Summary

In Chapter 53, Stone goes to lunch with Sir Leslie. Sir Leslie discusses the prime minister and the three men who hope to take his job when he finally retires. However, Sir Leslie makes it clear that Sir Winston will succeed the prime minister at any cost, including hanging Allison.

In Chapter 54, court reconvenes and the prosecution rests. Stone calls Jim Forrester to the stand. Once again Forrester adds to his testimony, but his embellishments help Allison. In fact, Forrester paints the Mannings as a deeply happy couple whose marriage was perfect. Sir Winston tries to put holes in Forrester's testimony, but Forrester comes off believable.

In Chapter 55, Allison takes the stand. Allison tells the story of her marriage to Paul, including the early, lean years. Allison then talks about her year long voyage with her husband and the events that led...

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