Lee Holz Goodreads Reviewer
This book is brilliantly written in so many aspects. It gives the reader a history of the Irish struggles without being didactic. The book has a wonderful description of the West of Ireland-- it is so well done that --it plants a thirst for wanting to visit. Falconry is so out of my frame of reference that I was surprised to be absolutely enthralled by the sport or rather, I should say, the art of it. The characters are so well crafted that they become everything you expect them to be--earthy, intense, colorful or sinister--the way the author portrays each of them you feel the love or hate as the intricacies of their lives are woven throughout the story. It is completely obvious that Maurice knows his way around weapons, the Middle East, Ireland's countryside and history, falconry and the house he describes so vividly. This book is everything you could want in a book--and the suspense, mystery, and drama make it a nail-biter and page turner. If it is ever made into a movie,(and it should be) I'll be first in line to see it! Out of 5 stars, I give it a ten!
Marilyn Brand, Cinncinnati Ohio.