Killing Floor - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Lee Child
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Chapter 17 Summary

Jack drives to Atlanta an hour away, parks the Bentley near the city center and asks the next officer he sees where the financial district is. A mile down the road, he finds the building that Paul Hubble worked from. He is met by a banker who tells Jack that because of downsizing, Paul had been let go eighteen months previously. He had been their currency manager. When Jack plays ignorant, the banker tells Jack how economy really works, and that there is only about a hundred and thirty billion actual cash dollars in the whole of the United States. With a population base of nearly three hundred million, it works out to cash amounting to four hundred and fifty actual dollars for each person. Most of the cash isn't even in the banks, he continues. It's in Vegas or at the racetrack. Jack realizes he's been...

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