Note to self: Next time I kill a character in the opening chapter that character shall remain dead. Having to eliminate a death scene for a secondary character and weave him back into the entire opening movement of a novel is quite an undertaking. It isn't just throwing mentions of him into chapters. He may be secondary but he is important to one of the main characters and plays a key role. And having him there changes the role of another secondary character who would have had to take up his mantle. Which changes the role of another secondary character...etc. Not to mention how it directly impacts the mindset of the main characters.