The Poet - Chapters 40-53 Summary & Analysis

Michael Connelly
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Chapters 40-53 Summary

Chapter 40: Gladden paces around his hotel room, trying to avoid the acrid smell coming from Darlene's dead body. Nothing helps to eradicate the smell, but Gladden is ready to leave and convinces himself that he can deal with it for the next short while.

Chapter 41: Gladden calls the camera store to check on delivery of his new digital camera. Thorson answers the call and sends agents to the payphone Gladden had used. Thorson waits for Gladden to call back.

Gladden calls back and Thorson devises a way to stall hoping that agents are in the process of apprehending Gladden at the phone booth. Gladden has switched phone booths and has effectively escaped. The only chance to arrest Gladden now will be when he comes to pick up the camera.

Surveillance goes on throughout the day and nothing happens. Rachel returns from...

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