This is a story about a knife. Not just any knife - Jim Bowie's knife. The Bowie knife is probably the most famous, most copied and duplicated weapon of all time. But the knife Connie had wasn't a copy or duplicate. It was one of Bowie's personal knives - the one he died fighting with at the Alamo. Jim Bowie was a fighting man, in the truest sense. Specifically, he was a knife fighter - certainly the greatest of his era, maybe of all time. His fighting style was so balls-out aggressive and ruthless that many took to calling him Bowie the Tiger. Hence, his knife became the Blade of the Tiger ... or El Hoja del Tigre, in Spanish. I didn't know Connie before she showed up in No Name Bay. And I didn't know anything about this knife before Connie was killed for it. So you might say this is none of my business. Or you might say I take it kinda personal when some sonofabitch murders somebody right in my back yard.
Used availability for Wayne D Dundee's Blade of the Tiger
March 2013 : USA Paperback