The Drop - Section 3: Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 – This chapter deals with Eric's past. Eric grows up in East Buckingham in crime, and heads to South Carolina to do a job where one of Eric’s buddies is killed, and the other, Vinny Campbell, is imprisoned along with Eric. During a three year stint at Broad River Correctional, Eric inadvertently saves the life of drug dealer Padgett Webster. Padgett tells Eric he owes him, and forces Eric to be on the receiving end of sex with him. Padgett is released six months before Eric, and tells Eric to look him up when he gets out. Vinny ends up a heroin-addict after falling in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Eric realizes the only way he can survive in the world is to live according to his own rules. He writes down nine of them in prison. When he gets out of...

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