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The Laughing Falcon

(2001)
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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.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for William Deverell's The Laughing Falcon

Hardback Editions

November 2001 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Laughing Falcon
Author(s): William Deverell
ISBN: 0-7710-2704-4 / 978-0-7710-2704-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2002 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Laughing Falcon
Author(s): William Deverell
ISBN: 0-7710-2708-7 / 978-0-7710-2708-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA