The Lady in the Lake - Chapters Forty - Forty-one Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Forty - Forty-one Summary

In chapter forty, Degarmo pulls his gun on Marlowe. Degarmo asks for evidence he was the one who killed Mildred. Marlowe recounts his suspicions. Degarmo tells the others that he has to leave; he doesn't plan for a small town cop to arrest him. Patton tells Degarmo he can't let him just walk out. Degarmo offers Patton a shoot-off and returns his gun to his holster. Patton acts as if he doesn't want to be involved, but when Degarmo pulls his gun to shoot, Patton shoots the gun out of his hand before anyone even knows what has happened. Degarmo leaves the cabin and heads across the dam.

In chapter forty-one, Patton calls to have the highways blocked. Before any action can be taken, Patton and Marlowe are called to the dam. When Degarmo crossed the dam, he didn't stop when...

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