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The Desperate Hours Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2 Summary

Joseph Hayes
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Act 2 Summary

The time is now past midnight, and Cindy watches Ralphie sleep in his room while Eleanor and Dan are in their room. Eleanor tends to Dan's wounds and begs her husband not to try anything risky, but Dan cannot promise that because of the love he has for his family. Helen calls Griffin, and he tells her to mail the money to a specified address and promises to see her in Louisville.

Back at the sheriff's department, Bard explains how he became embroiled with Griffin after Griffin shot a policeman. Griffin exited his hideout with his hands up but with an evil grin on his face, which made Bard hit the crook on the jaw. Carson reminds Bard that that was inappropriate behavior, and Bard just wishes he had killed Griffin when he had the chance.

Morning arrives at the Hilliard house, and Griffin wants Dan and...

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