The Last Supper: A Novel - Prologue, Molly Summary & Analysis

Charles McCarry
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Prologue, Molly Summary

Molly Benson awakens her lover, Paul Christopher, from a nightmare in which he sees himself at age thirteen, steering his father's yawl when his mother drowns. Molly dreads Paul's going to Saigon, convinced that he will exchange his life for hers. Paul slips out while she sleeps, but Molly takes a taxi to the airport where Tom Webster fails to talk Paul into disappearing with her. Instead, Molly is run down by a dark green Peugeot that flees the scene.

Prologue, Molly Analysis

The Prologue introduces protagonist Paul Christopher, his beautiful lover, Molly Benson, and Paul's friend in the intelligence agency, Tom Webster, who continues helping protect Molly from Vietnamese agents intent on getting even with Paul. This is highly-charged and emotional in tone. Characters and relationships are concisely sketched on the last night of Molly's life. Paul's airplane leaves Paris...

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