It started like most of Marian’s troubles, because of her betting the ponies - that consuming habit which she herself could hardly understand.
Someone told her once that she wanted to lose. But Marian knew that was nonsense. She wanted to win, win, win!
This time when Marian lost, she became desperate. Her husband, Warren Emrick, refused to give her the money - even though he had $48,000 stashed away.
So when Tony Viani, an ex-playmate, turned up offering to pay her debt, Marian was in the mood to betray her husband. In a gesture of spite she took Warren’s money and ran off with Tony.
Only Marian didn’t figure on Warren’s need for revenge or Tony’s lust for power. And that’s when her trouble really started . . .troubles that filled her days and nights with violence and terror.