Live by Night: A Novel - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

In Chapter Nine, "As the Old Man Goes," Joe is frisked by Maso's men, who are supposedly on jail-cleaning duty, before they allow him on the roof. They do not find the small, sharpened screwdriver he has hidden between the cheeks of his buttocks, which he will transfer to his pocket when he reaches the roof. Among Maso's men are the three killers who have secretly crossed over to Albert's side. Joe knows they will kill Maso's loyal men once he's on the roof. Walking with Maso, Joe stoops to pick up his cigarette but instead grabs the old man's ankles and dangles him over the roof's edge. He finds two concealed weapons on Maso, takes his father's pocket watch back, sets Maso on his feet, and says he has decided not to kill him, because he wants revenge on Albert...

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