The Glorious Heresies - "The Echo" Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 opens on Jimmy driving a battered Tony to a secluded spot on the coastline, where Frank Cotter, called “General Franko,” is waiting (182). Jimmy threatens Tony’s life for his mistake of telling Maureen Robbie’s name, compounded by “a whore prying at your door for a dead man” (185). Jimmy wonders “if Tim Dougan was his good luck charm,” since these problems all arose after Jimmy decided not to involve Dougan in O’Donovan’s murder (186). Ultimately, Jimmy kills General Franko rather than Tony to make a point: “He talked too much […] Don’t let what happened to him happen to you, Cusack” (187).

Jimmy sends Tony off, and waits until Dougan arrives to help Jimmy dispose of the body in the ocean. Jimmy notes that he had expected to feel “a bit too old” for killing, but ultimately “felt the same old...

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