The Maltese Falcon - Study Guide The Russian's Hand Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Maltese Falcon.
This section contains 791 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Maltese Falcon Study Guide

Now that the young gunman is subdued and the issue of the fall guy is settled, Spade wants Gutman, Cairo, Brigid and himself to get their story straight before going to the police. Cairo's loyalty to the young man makes it difficult to choose whether or not to go along with the others, but Spade tells Cairo that he will be given to the police along with the young man should he choose to go against the group.

Gutman tells the story of the events that lead up to the deaths of Thursby and Jacobi. Brigid and Thursby were hired by Gutman to steal the falcon from the Russian but left for America once they obtained it. Gutman and his gunman followed the pair to San Francisco and approached Thursby, who would not give up any information. It became obvious to Gutman that...

(read more from the The Russian's Hand Summary)

This section contains 791 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Maltese Falcon Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
The Maltese Falcon from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.