No-one can outride or outrun fate. Though nightmares and bullet wounds still haunt Preston Diamond, he strives to bury those demon shadows, those grisly remnants of a long and bloody vengeance trail. He finds that life is full of wonder. An insatiable curiosity, a yearning for knowledge, prevents him from drowning in the horrors of his past. For a time, Diamond's guns are quiet. A mortal goddess enters Preston's life and first love sweeps the young couple to the highest pinnacles of passion. Beautiful Dominique's love is not without entanglement; her uncle, Serge Ravenelle, boss of the Paris underground, has ordered Preston Diamond's death. Ravenelle and Les Apaches have crossed the Atlantic and are taking control of Washington's crime network. They only have two obstacles to overcome: Tang martial arts master Xi-ping Chiang and his disciple... Preston Diamond.