This is the story about Harry finding the love of his life.
Also, struggling with a loss of a loved one.
And the suspicion of an assassination plan with the sale of a powerful rifle with 100% kill rate.
Interesting story. He has a female partner Ellen that he like, but doesn't like him that way. He is a way to deal with loss, he is lost into the bottle.
Not really a model of a man. But he is still trying to do good work.
The boss think he might be on to something and let him pursue the rifle angle.
Also, he is going to lose something. He met a very bad guy, that he would not get until a few books later. There is some loose end that need to be deal with later.
In the meantime, he need to find out who and where the assassination plan is going to happen, so he could stop it.
Nice read. The jumping into the past bit is a bit long. But that is trying to explain why the rational behind the bad guy.