A Soul Of Steel By
Carole Nelson Douglas
Alive and well despite the widely published accounts of her death, dive Irene Adler and her dashing husband, Godfrey Norton, are taking coffee with their friend Nell Huxleigh in a Parisian sidewalk cafe when a stranger dressed in Oriental garb falls at thier feet. It is not Irene's beauty that has falled him, but a dose of poison-and even more suprisingly, the friends learn as he recovers that he is an Englishman! The mysterious young man informs them that he is seeking a Dr. Watson who tended his wounds at the disastrous battle of Maiwand, a man whose life he says is now in mortal danger.