The Black Stiletto isan interesting story; it's set alternately in 1958 and the present, about one woman in her late teens/early twenties and an old woman. As a young woman Judy Cooper is alone in New York City and just finding her feet in the world; she learns boxing and martial arts, then knife fighting. Then she becomes a masked vigilantly to avenge a murder and becomes famous as the Black Stiletto. As an old woman she has Alzheimer's and lives in a nursing home, when an old enemy is released from jail and comes looking for revenge. With the past/presentdouble plot, it's quite a page turner, but doesn't have a very satisfying ending, it just sort of stops without much of a conclusion.