A first novel trails skip-tracer Leo Durgan, hired to find , who had disappeared with some $200,000 in company funds. Durgan's search for the missing man ultimately brings him face to face with himself. For as the weeks pass, they fill in the ledger of Evans' life, and take him from a shabby rooming house in Jamica to the small Texas town of his childhood where Evans still retains the confident promises of his youth in the memory of his aunt, and Anna Lee- who had once loved him. And in so doing, incidents from his own life are paraphrased and Durgan's pursuit and the lonely anonymity of his profession become synonymous with Evans' escape. Catching up with Evans in Caracas, it is there that Durgan is cornered by his own failures- and he returns alone to find a new life for himself.... A manhunt which becomes a personal pilgrimage, this is an ingenious identification and it is handled economically and effectively.