What perspective is "A Retrieved Reformation" written in?

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"A Retrieved Reformation" is written from the perspective of a third-person omniscient narrator who is telling about an event that occurred in the past and who confines himself almost entirely to a single character's point of view (POV), the point of view of Jimmy Valentine. Nearly everything that happens is observed by Jimmy, or else he is present on the scene and could be assumed to observe it. There is only one brief deviation from Jimmy's point of view. This can be seen when Ben Price gets involved in the investigation of the three bank jobs Jimmy pulled almost immediately after he got released from prison for the "Springfield job."

Ben Price investigated the scenes of the robberies, and was heard to remark: “That's Dandy Jim Valentine's autograph. He's resumed business. Look at that combination knob—jerked out as easy as pulling up a radish in wet weather. He's got the only clamps that can do it. And look how clean those tumblers were punched...

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