A Cast of Falcons

A Cast of Falcons

Paperback - 2016
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The threat from above casts a dark shadow.

A man falls to his death from a cliff face in western Scotland. From a distance, another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man's pocket, and leaves.

When the Scottish police show visiting Detective Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognizes it as a call for help. But he also knows that answering that call could destroy the life he and his girlfriend Lindy have built for themselves in the village of Saltmarsh, in north Norfolk.

Back in Saltmarsh, the brutal murder of a researcher involved in a local climate change project has everyone looking at the man's controversial studies as a motive. But Sergeant Danny Maik, heading the investigation in Jejeune's absence, believes a huge cash incentive being offered for the research may play a crucial role.

With their beleaguered Chief Superintendent blocking every attempt to interview the project's uber-wealthy owners, Jejeune and Maik must work together to find their answers. But will the men's partnership survive when the danger from above begins to cast its dark shadow?
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781459732148
Branch Call Number: MYS BUR
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 03, 2018

DIdn't enjoy this as much as the previous ones. To me, this book has about an extra 100 pages of superfluous fluff. It became boring too quickly, especially with the rather one dimensional protagonists. That said, it is interesting to learn more about birds, particularly some of the collective nouns used for various species.

Since he is Canadian, I will continue to read and support these books but if this is the vein he is travelling for future episodes, it will be a struggle.

Aug 27, 2017

I enjoyed this third mystery in the Birder Murder series. I learn a lot about birds through the stories and enjoy the characters in the book. Recommended for those who like more cozy mysteries and have some interest in birds.

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