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Peregrine

(1981)
(The first book in the Janek series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel
Circling high over Rockefeller Center 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, fulfillment, and ecstasy.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Peregrine (Otto Penzler Presents--)
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-7653-1162-3 / 978-0-7653-1162-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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June 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Peregrine
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-7278-0792-7 / 978-0-7278-0792-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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September 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Peregrine
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-312-92644-8 / 978-0-312-92644-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Peregrine (Otto Penzler Presents--)
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-7653-1161-5 / 978-0-7653-1161-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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February 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: PEREGRINE
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-345-30618-X / 978-0-345-30618-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 1983 : UK Paperback

Title: Peregrine
Author(s): William Bayer
ISBN: 0-552-12096-0 / 978-0-552-12096-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Peregrine
Author(s): William Bayer
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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