Fascinating little tale, and emblematic of the series which appears to be O.Henry type plots with a downbeat ending. Often a good character is dragged down by helping a seemingly trust-worthy person in trouble.
In "The Glass Jungle" a detective tries to protect an altruistic, ground-breaking medical scientist who admits to killing a blackmailer. The scientist gives an odd, lengthy explanation for not feeling remorse, but readily confesses and wants to turn himself in. The detective feels the scientist is the one exception to the rule of justice, and should go free. As the story unfolds, the scientist shows symptoms of mental instability, until the end when the detective realizes he made a grave mistake. A great little story which borders on horror.
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