Dead in the Water Setting & Symbolism

Stuart Woods
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Paul Manning's Diary

Paul Manning has a diary on board the Expansive in which he wrote scenes for a new novel. Sir Winston takes this diary and tries to suggest that it proves that Allison had shown malice against her husband.

Letter from Arrington

Stone learns that Arrington has married Vance Calder in a letter she faxes to the Shipwright's Arms.

Divorce Decree

Stone has a copy of the Manning divorce decree sent to him in St. Marks and learns that Paul Manning was supposed to pay alimony to Libby Manning for only ten years.

Allison-Libby Contract

Stone makes a contract between Allison and Libby that gives Libby four hundred thousand dollars with the understanding that she will not try to get more money from Paul's estate. When Libby dies, Allison refuses to honor the contract with Libby's heirs so Stone pays it out of his own money...

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