The shooting of Jim Vernon was a professional job, and that should have kept Preston out - but there was money missing, and maybe something else, that kept him in. So did Marcia, the curvy widow. More people were dying, and Randall of Homicide was fidgety. Tempestuous and beautiful Constance Fairhurst Allen was willing to challenge the entire syndicate, even if it cost Preston's life - but Preston didn't want to be mourned.
February 1979 : UK Hardback
August 1994 : UK Paperback