Dear Reader, Sometimes, if you're very lucky, you cango home again. An earlier version of thisbook was titled The Diamond Tiger andcame out in 1993 under the nameAnn Maxwell. When my present publisheroffered me the opportunity of going back tothe novel under the name Elizabeth Lowell,I admit that I hesitated. In the years sincefirst publication, the diamond trade haschanged so greatly that it would beimpossible to update the facts in the book without destroying the very story that hadcompelled me to write in the first place. But like the diamond trade, my style oftelling a story has also changed over theyears. I decided to revisit the novel becauseI loved it and hoped my new readers wouldas well. Death Is Forever is my favorite kind of story, combining elements of danger, greed, trust, secrets, passions, and death. Enjoy!