Frank Pavlicek and his daughter Nicole receive an urgent message from their friend and fellow falconer, Jake Toronto, about "a death in the family." For Toronto, his birds are his family. The death in question turns out to be the murder of his prize peregrine falcon, Jazzman. Toronto worries that a vivacious female chef he helped ease out of a job is the culprit and he may have done the wrong thing by both the woman and her employer. Was Jazzman murdered for love?
"Straka offers us a modern hero, who shows us that dirt roads can indeed be mean streets. A pleasure to recommend . . ." --KATE'S MYSTERY BOOKS