40 pages 1 hour read

Blake Crouch


Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

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Part 2, Chapters 10-12Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary

Logan arrives in Silverton, Colorado. He parks his vehicle, loads his weapon, and begins climbing the hill that leads to her house, which he learns was his mother’s home after her faked suicide. When he finds Kara, she is unsurprised and speaks to him as though she knew all along that he was in the house. Kara explains her plan for releasing the virus that causes both the upgrade and the prion diseases. She maintains that even if it kills a large number of people, it is a small price to pay for saving the entire species from extinction, which she sees as inevitable if there are no interventions. Logan accepts that the species is in dire straits but does not believe this is the only way.

Sensing that Logan is not amenable to her arguments, she suddenly attacks him. In self-defense, Logan fires his gun at her, only to witness that she is able to dodge the bullets. She counterattacks Logan and pins him to the ground, holding a knife against his throat. Logan then tells her that he has his thumb on a button that will trigger a release of deadly ricin. Kara sees that he’s not bluffing.