At long last, Skin Kadash’s origin story “Heat Death” has been sighted in the wild. In this instance, the “wild” is defined as “my mail box,” wherein today I found both my subscription copy and author copies of the July/August 2015 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. “Heat Death” can be found on page 134.
The events of “Heat Death” take place when Skin was eighteen years old. He was a long way from becoming a cop. Still, the foundation for the kind of cop he would be was laid in the mountains of British Columbia, Labor Day Weekend, 1971.
Also, there’s a moose.