A magnificent gyrfalcon, soaring in the air over rocky cliffs, is winged by a hunter and falls to earth wounded. Rescued and taken to a nearby farmhouse, the bird's plight will irrevocably change the lives of her savior, Michael Somers, and the woman and child Somers comes to love. Somers has returned to his hometown of Little River Bend to unlock the secrets of his own past -- secrets that drove him years ago to almost destroy his family in one night of senseless violence. Released from treatment, but shunned by his neighbors, Somers is determined to heal the bird and release her to freedom. Watching from afar is a troubled little boy who lost his ability to speak after witnessing his father's death in a hunting accident. Slowly, an emotional bond grows between this lonely child, his mother, and the strange man who seems to have the ability to heal. The three soon find themselves in terrible danger as the hunter who tried to kill the falcon stalks her again -- and plans to wreak vengeance on Somers. Set in the majestic snow-covered spruce forests of the Pacific Northwest, this stunning literary debut explores the enduring strength of human compassion and the redemptive power of nature.
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"The Snow Falcon is not an easy novel to classify except to say that it's very, very good. The story is as tough as it is tender, an exceptionally well-woven tapestry of romance and danger. Stuart Harrison is a gifted new writer with a fresh and easy style and the assurance of a seasoned author." --Nelson DeMille
"The Snow Falcon is a grand debut for Stuart Harrison, mixing a sensitive and poignant style with strong elements of suspense. This bird is memorable." --Stuart WoodsAbout the Author:
Stuart Harrison was born and educated in England and has traveled and worked in a variety of occupations all over the world. He now lives in New Zealand with his wife and son. The Snow Falcon is his first novel.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002258161