James Vincent was living in Chicago in 1871. He was a fireman and died during the Great Chicago Fire of 8-10 October.
In 1993, James was living in Portland, Oregon, and worked as a children's book author. The friendly and charming James had always loved children. James met librarian Michelle during a reading and they fell in love and planned a future together. James told her the truth about himself and his immortality.
In mid-October, however, Michelle was abducted and after a frantic James had sought unsuccessfully for three days, the kidnappers ordered him to a house in Seacouver, Washington.
When he arrived, he could sense no other immortal, and entered the house seeking Michelle. The house however belonged to the Hunter Pallin Wolf, who knew of the immortals - and how to kill them. In order to gain an advantage over men who had been dueling for centuries, however, Wolf plunged the house into total darkness and fought wearing a night vision scope. All but helpless in the situation, James fought blindly, but Wolf inevitably won the battle and beheaded James.