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The Devil's Hawk

(The third book in the Jonathan Wilder series)
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For generations, the Devil's Hawk - El Halcon Satanico - has struck terror in the hearts of suspicious Mexicans. Those who see the great bird circling above them in the sky know that death will follow soon.

Is the bird really an emissary of the devil and a harbinger of death? Ornithologist Jon Wilder shares no such fears. But on a trip to southern Arizona, where he has come to study native birds, he suddenly confronts another evil that is just as sinister and deadly.

As his visit is about to end, the bodies of six Mexican immigrants are discovered in the desert in temperatures well over a hundred degrees. They include the sister of Jon's close friend Emilio Flores as well as her husband and young children. Abandoned without water or shelter, they were left to die by smugglers whose leader is a notorious figure known only as "the Hawk".

Offering to help his friend, Jon is quickly drawn into an investigation that the Border Patrol has already begun. Guiding it is a savvy female Border Patrol agent, Max Montoya, who has her own reasons for uncovering the Hawk's identity. Aided by a blind priest, Jon soon collects a growing list of suspects. Among them is an eccentric billionaire with a passion for environmental causes, a charismatic Mexican-American labor leader, a shadowy banker, and a local real estate agent whose hearty laughter hides forbidden secrets.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: The Devil's Hawk: A Mystery (Jonathan Wilder Mysteries)
Author(s): Ray Sipherd
ISBN: 0-312-24428-2 / 978-0-312-24428-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2003 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Devil's Hawk (Worldwide Library Mysteries)
Author(s): Ray Sipherd
ISBN: 0-373-26480-1 / 978-0-373-26480-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide Library
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