Peregrine

Peregrine

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Circling high over Rockefeller Centre is a peregrine falcon, the most awesome of the flying predators. She awaits a signal from her falconer. It is given: the bird attacks, plummeting from the sky at nearly 200 miles an hour, striking a young woman and killing her instantly. So begins "Peregrine", a chilling tale of obsession. By chance, newscaster Pamela Barrett witnesses the slaying. Her impassioned account of it on television that evening thrills the falconer, a brilliant madman who identifies with his deadly bird. He becomes fascinated with Pam and enmeshes her in a bizarre and deadly scheme even as she finds herself drawn to him by an erotic need she doesn't understand. As killing follows killing, the police and the media engage in cutthroat competition to find the murderer. Two falcons fight to the death above Central Park. Call girls, rich eccentrics, dealers in the black market for rare birds - all play their roles in this study of secret passion, desire, fulfilment, and ecstasy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20.32mm | 349.27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765311615
  • 9780765311610
  • 2,359,472

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"Bayer wears not just the clothes, but the laurel that once belonged to Elmore Leonard." "Bayer''s original, carefully built thriller almost defies readers to stop at any point, no matter how horrified they may be." "Bayer's original, carefully built thriller almost defies readers to stop at any point, no matter how horrified they may be... The ending is right out of Grand Guignol, after a series of frights in a story most brilliantly characterized." --Publishers Weekly on Peregrine"Bayer wears not just the clothes, but the laurel that once belonged to Elmore Leonard." --San Francisco Examiner on Peregrine Bayer's original, carefully built thriller almost defies readers to stop at any point, no matter how horrified they may be... The ending is right out of Grand Guignol, after a series of frights in a story most brilliantly characterized. "Publishers Weekly on Peregrine" Bayer wears not just the clothes, but the laurel that once belonged to Elmore Leonard. "San Francisco Examiner on Peregrine"" "Bayer's original, carefully built thriller almost defies readers to stop at any point, no matter how horrified they may be... The ending is right out of Grand Guignol, after a series of frights in a story most brilliantly characterized."--"Publishers Weekly "on "Peregrine" "Bayer wears not just the clothes, but the laurel that once belonged to Elmore Leonard."--"San Francisco Examiner" on "Peregrine"
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About William Bayer

New York Times bestselling author William Bayer, a.k.a. David Hunt, is a noted crime fiction writer. He divides his time between Martha's Vineyard and New York.
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84 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 14% (12)
4 26% (22)
3 43% (36)
2 10% (8)
1 7% (6)
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