From Cornwall to Yemen, four innocent bird watchers are manipulated into a sequence of intrigue, threat and violence, from which there seems no escape.
In a departure from his previous books, set in his native Cornwall, N.R. (Roy) Phillips draws on his experience of ornithological expeditions to Yemen and Afghanistan, and work in Saudi Arabia, to create a spellbinding tale of the misadventures of Jack Pengelly and three other birders who venture to Yemen in quest of the migration route of the magnificent Steppe Eagle, from Russia across the Arabian desert into Africa.
Set against the backdrop of the spectacular and ornithologically unexplored Yemen landscape, The Way Of An Eagle tells how, while searching for the eagles, they inadvertently become involved with gunrunning dissidents and politically motivated authorities. From the very first days they are unknowingly used and manipulated right up to the horrific conclusion.
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About the Author
The author is best known for his Cornish trilogy The Saffron Eaters, (winner of the TSB Peninsula prize) Horn of Strangers, and Apocalypse D’reckly, (winner of a commendation from Gorsedh Kernow). Rainbows in the Spray a collection of short stories and poems won two awards. He also won an award for nature writing from BBC Wildlife Magazine, and Cornwall Seasons, an illustrated book on Cornish wildlife was awarded the An Gof trophy by Gorsedh Kernow.