Gil is questioned by a Monrovia police detective. From the line of questioning, Gil discovers he is a suspect in Sollie Finkel’s murder, and Ole Torvaldsson has been encouraging that suspicion with the police. The detective advises Gil not to leave town. Meanwhile, Northern Star Chairman Bob Alsup hires Gil temporarily as an equipment mechanic on his farm and encourages the ex-assistant manager to continue pursuing his inquiries around town. Gil still has a key to Sollie Finkel’s house, and goes inside to search it for more clues. He finds a postcard from Michelle Lofgren who had disappeared after Marcus Grover’s death indicating she was in Grayton Beach, a small resort town in the Florida Panhandle. Gil seeks permission to go out of town for a “funeral.” Detective Kellerman gives him three days, and Gil flies to Florida.