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In Chapter 3, James is back in Athens. He and Charles Maitland discuss modern marriage, an arrangement that must be cobbled together to please the interests of each party. James promises to have dinner with Charles and Ann and goes to see his boss, Rowser. Rowser is something of a spook; he travels under false names and practices caution worthy of a CIA operative. They meet in a hotel bar, and James discusses his recent trip to Istanbul. Rowser counsels his employee to get divorced from Kathryn as soon as possible.

Apparently, Rowser personally recruited James to work as an analyst for the company, Northeast Group. James was then living in Toronto and did not want to leave Kathryn. He declined the job. Soon thereafter, though, they were parting ways, and James decided to take the job as a way of staying close to...

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