What is the summary for Chapter 18 of East of Eden?

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Horace Quinn, the new deputy sheriff, is about to go to the Trask home to investigate Adam’s shooting.  Adam has claimed that the shooting was a self-inflicted accident but Quinn isn’t buying it.  Quinn wants to speak to Cathy and is stunned to learn she is not there.  His incredulity increases when Adam is unable to give him the most basic details about his wife, such as where she had come from and where she had gone.  Quinn wonders aloud to Julius...

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