Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, becomes involved in mayhem and murder after taxidermist Abel Cramp finds a small fortune in jewellery concealed in the crop of a rare mountain eagle, sent to him for mounting. Mike's search for the answers leads to a millionaire's estate in the hills. On the way, he meets a corpse in a cupboard and a huge woman who can kill men with one blow of her massive fist, not to mention two professional hitmen who try to incinerate him at the bottom of a canyon.
Used availability for Basil Copper's Shoot-out
May 1982 : UK Hardback
March 2005 : UK Paperback