I am completely baffled as to how the Coast Guard guy Wegener managed to stage the hanging of one of the guys they captured. Apparently they did it to coerce the other guy into talking. I just read the part where the FBI dude Murray warns him that they know what happened and not to do it again.
I’ve reread over and over and can’t figure out how it was staged. It sure as hell seems liked they hanged the one guy, but they also make it perfectly clear that they are both alive.
So did I miss something? How was this done? Or is this revealed later? I’m only up to chapter 7, right where they finally introduce Ryan. I’ve never seen the movie and this is my first time through the book, so no spoilers please.