Humboldt's Gift - Section 10, Through p. 290 Summary & Analysis

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Section 10, Through p. 290 Summary

With Charlie growing more irritated by the moment and Pierre becoming more fascinated with his Chicago Experience, Polly pulls up next to the Rookery, headquarters of the Western Hemisphere Investment Corporation, run by a man named Guido Stronson. As he is exiting the Thunderbird, Polly warns Charlie about Stronson and suggests he read the paper. Charlie wrestles the advance edition of the Tribune from Rinaldo and reads that Stronson is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of the suckers he bilked in his phony role as a Harvard investments guru are heavy hitters in the mob, hence Rinaldo's role as enforcer. It turns out that Stronson didn't go to Harvard Business School at all but is a high-school dropout who worked as a service station attendant until he got the bright idea of scamming the Mafia...

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