Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Falcon Strikes by Gabrielle Mathieu (Falcon Trilogy 2)

The Falcon Strikes
by Gabrielle Mathieu

My rating: 5 stars

Trilogy - Falcon - Book 2
Publisher: Five Directions Press (September 1, 2017)
Publication Date: September 1, 2017
Genre: Fantasy | Suspense
Print Length: 310 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Traumatized by hallucinogenic voyages to the world of the dead, Peppa Mueller would like nothing more than to spend her life with the man she loves. But she doesn’t trust herself—or her powerful falcon totem.
So she hunts.
Her search for an unscrupulous weapons dealer takes her to Ireland and her estranged grandmother’s estate. But even as she seeks comfort in the arms of a handsome Irishman, her inner falcon senses the presence of a known and deadly enemy, one with a totem as powerful as her own.
The conflict endangers Peppa’s grandmother. The Irishman turns out to have designs of his own. The enemy will stop at nothing to succeed. But the demands of Peppa’s heart may pose the greatest challenge of all.

 The Falcon Strikes by Gabrielle Mathieu (Falcon Trilogy 2)

The Falcon Strikes (Falcon Trilogy 2)Before Peppa can leave the outside world behind, she knows she must search for the weapons dealer who deals in the most heinous of chemical poisons. She must find the monster who also hunts for her and until then, she cannot rest.

Her quest takes her to Ireland, where the unrest of rebellion is a hotbed of hatred and her grandmother lives on a secluded estate. An eccentric and cold woman, her grandmother holds her own secrets she refuses to share. As Peppa’s totem falcon struggles to control her, Peppa must hold strong, as an equal, as part of a “team” because together, they are formidable, but somewhere, lurking in the shadows is another whose totem is just as strong, just as deadly.

The year is 1957 and the Irish Catholics are rebelling. Peppa must infiltrate their ranks to have any chance of stopping the mysterious arms dealer from unleashing a nightmare the world may never escape from. Can she gain the trust of a splinter faction bent on death and destruction without actually have to kill? Has she discovered who she can trust and who will turn on her for love or money?

As Peppa learns how her grandmother may be drawn into the fray, she must also learn what secrets her grandmother protects and how to keep her alive, even as she yearns for the man she loves back home. Will he wait for her? The final showdown is coming, good versus evil and the mad science she is a victim of could become a blessing or a curse…

THE FALCON STRIKES by Gabrielle Mathieu continues this dark fantasy/suspense with a formidable blend of fact and fiction that seamlessly comes together as one young woman is forced to stand of the side of good against the onslaught of evil. Clever twists and creative story telling highlight this dark, yet refreshingly different tale! Ms. Mathieu’s ability to build tension and urgency into each scene is as brilliant as this tale is dark. Peppa’s feisty nature is matched only by her grandmother’s quirky style as they each carry their own secrets. Wonderful dialogue and the bird of prey within Peppa make this unique tale a highly memorable trip into another reality.

I received an ARC edition from Gabrielle Mathieu in exchange for my honest review.

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