Kane and Abel - Study Guide Part 3, 1928-1932, Chapters 18-20 Summary & Analysis

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The Chicago Richmond burns in Chapter 18. There are clear signs of arson and no insurance money will be collected if a connection between Abel and the arsonist is discovered. Abel writes William to inform him of the fire. He then visits his own banker to ask for help finding a financial backer for the hotel chain. A month later, Abel learns that the arsonist was Desmond Pacey, former hotel manager.

Abel meets Henry Osborne for the first time. Osborne, an insurance rep, is sickened to learn that Abel is dealing with William at Kane and Cabot. He lies and tells Abel he knows William because his insurance company had sued that bank.

David Maxton, owner of another Chicago hotel, offers Abel the job of manager. Abel considers the job while hoping to find a $2 million backer for his own hotel chain...

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