First edition cover
|Publisher||Arbor House (USA) & Viking Press (UK)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|ISBN||1-55710-041-1 (first edition, hardback)|
|LC Class||PS3562.E55 K55 1989|
Carmen and Wayne Colson live a quiet, suburban life. Carmen is a realtor while Wayne is an ironworker. Suddenly everything is violently changed when they stumble upon an extortion plot hatched by two crooks, Armand "Blackbird" Degas and his partner Richie Nix. While Richie is unstable and impatient, the Blackbird is calm and collected. After Wayne forces the two away with a Sleever Bar, the criminals decide to exact vengeance on the Colsons, leading to a tense climax.