The Laughing Falcon

The Laughing Falcon

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William Deverell s 11th novel is an adventure thriller layered with startling twists. All that Maggie Schneider, a romance writer from wintry Saskatoon, wants is a glorious holiday in the tropics and maybe a little real romance to reawaken her creative juices. What she gets instead, soon after she arrives in Costa Rica, is a nasty surprise. First she is robbed of most of her money. Then she is kidnapped and held for ransom somewhere in the steamy jungle by self-styled revolutionaries led by a charismatic man with a mysterious background. Kidnapped along with Maggie is the vivacious wife of a U.S. senator who has presidential ambitions.
While the two women learn to deal with their captors, Jacques Cardinal, a jaded eco-tour guide who is desperately seeking to free himself from the demons of his past, undertakes a daring undercover rescue mission.
Comical and fast-paced and drawn from true events "The Laughing Falcon" transports readers to the lush rainforest of Costa Rica, where the author himself has lived for much of the last 20 years."
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart.
ISBN: 9780771027048
Characteristics: 385 pages


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Deverell has a well developed writing style but the plot is thin and reads like an up scale bodice ripper. The grueling trip through the jungle has little psychological reflection; it is more about who will get the handsome brute and how the heathcliff figure will turn his life around. Maybe a good read for a winter vacation on a Caribean beach but I skipped through several chapters out of boredom.

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