Darla Cummings finds herself in a small bleak Massachusetts town in the dead of winter and in the arms of a seductive man with beautiful blue eyes and an evil mind. Only Bakoda can save her and perhaps the future of an exploited town in squalor.
Bakoda was out of town "on business" with no solid return date. Could be tomorrow, next week or whenever. Something he always said as was that it was better "that I didn't know about."
It was code for, "I'm working odd jobs for The Outfit though I swore that I would never go back."
He had technically retired but was doing work on a contract basis and they kept him as busy as he wanted to be, so I guess he could tell himself that he was out of the business and me as well. He wasn't fooling himself or me but I never reminded him of that...