Live by Night: A Novel - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-21 Summary

In Chapter Nineteen, "No Better Days," Joe goes at night to meet Prewitt at a luxury hotel that was never finished and sits abandoned on the barrier island of Longboat Key. He knows the place because he has used it to store contraband from Cuba. Despite the skills of his pilot, Farruco Diaz, in spotting law enforcement officers, avoiding them remains a constant challenge. As he waits for Prewitt, he reflects that Prohibition will end some day, but he and Esteban are preparing for the switch to legal liquor distribution. Suddenly, he gets the idea to develop the abandoned hotel as a casino. Prewitt appears with two henchmen. Prewitt says he is going to take everything Joe has. He then rushes Joe and stabs him. Joe gives a command, and Dion and his men turn on searchlights they installed in the...

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