The Last Child - Chapters 17-36 Summary & Analysis

John Hart
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Chapters 17-36 Summary

Chapter 17:

In the stolen station wagon, Johnny arrives at the residence of Burton Jarvis, one of the sex offenders on his list, known as a recidivist, or "sick motherfucker likely to do it again." Johnny watches Jarvis' house at night for some time, and sees several men who are regular visitors come and go and pass computer disks between themselves. They talk of their Vietnam experiences and a woman called Small Yellow. Johnny becomes suspicious of a shed behind Jarvis' house that has covered windows nailed shut and sealed with a huge lock. He decides to investigate.

Chapter 18:

Hunt oversees the bagging and removal of the bodies and asks neighbors if they know anything about what transpired in the house. The next-door neighbor woman claims to have heard or seen nothing. The medical examiner tells Hunt in an aside that preliminary...

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