She was rich, red-haired and ready for anything. Her name was Fidelia and she was a tempting bit of woman even without the three million dollars she was to inherit. Only wherever she went - and she went everywhere - murder seemed to follow.
That’s how I came into the picture. My name is Joe Puma. I’m a private investigator.
.She hired me to scare off the wolves. I’m big for my age, handy with my fists and a fool for trouble - especially when it looks at me the way Fidelia did. It wasn’t any picnic, though.
Three million bucks wrapped in a prize package like Fidelia was powerful bait. Deadly, in fact. But some guys were just too greedy. They wouldn’t give up even if it killed them - or me.
William Campbell Gault (1910–1995) was a sports fiction author and Edgar Award–winning crime fiction author. Some of his notable works include Don't Cry for Me and the Shamus Award–winning title, The Cana Diversion from the Brock Callahan series.