His ideas never saw print and Fred Fredericks was left to fill-in with a flashback about Narda, and then develop a new angle to finish the story off. The end result was a bit of mish-mash that never got around to explaining the lead-in.
Thanks for providing the story, Guran!
The tale does seem to jump paces a bit.
Indeed, it would have been interesting to see what Falk's take on the '8' gang would have been, and how it would have tied up with the secret mission. However, it was held in place by Fred Fredericks quite well.
However, the way the story begins, with two panels without any captions, and the very minimal: A return?
, very noir and gritty!
My vote for this story is Good
, but that's just me!