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Eagles Fly Alone Paperback – September 1, 2011
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I felt that way when I was a newspaper reporter for daily newspapers in New England. It was on the beat that I became more acquainted with the natural rhythms of New England life - and with my own life. When I realized that my future - my economic future - was limited in newspapers I went to work in marketing and public relations. Looking back on it, this almost seems like a cliche. It is a cliche.
In 2007, I started a blog about popular culture, roundtablepictures.com, that is widely read to this day. In 2011, my first novel, "Eagles Fly Alone", was published by Mainly Murder Press. This is not only a unique mystery but also explores one of the great themes in all of my writings, and that is the dynamics of family. "Eagles Fly Alone" looks at how one family, the Calhoun family, can both deeply love and harm itself. There is also a love story at the heart of this book.
I still write for roundtablepictures.com, and am busily finishing the second installment of my Langley Calhoun trilogy, one that I am happy to pursue now that I now "Eagles Fly Alone" has been so warmly received.
I live in an old New England city, Dover, NH.
Top Customer Reviews
Mr. Trodson is a patient and perceptive writer with a special ability to create a realistic small-town New England universe. Giving us sincere, engaging characters and allowing their stories to unfold at an hurried, rural pace helps make it a soulful, even soothing read, enlivened by both humanity and humor.
Which is not to say certain sections won't have you perched on the edge of your antique rocking chair.
A little eagle told me there may be a sequel in the works.
I say: Let's go!
When the bird turns out to be an endangered species of eagle from another part of the world Calhoun's investigation heats up. The town council does not want to upset the largest area employer and Calhoun faces opposition to his investigation. Even from his own brother with whom he's had a lifelong rivalry. He's aided in his investigation by park ranger and potential love interest, Delia.
The plot line of this story was very intriguing and took some unexpected twists. The narrative flows and the suspense builds throughout the book. The characters are well fleshed out and believable. It's a great summer (or anytime) read. I'll be looking for more from Trodson in the future.
4* - Kate Farrell, The Kindle Book Review
Wow, was I pleasantly surprised! I started the book before boarding a plane for a work trip, couldn't put it down and had it finished in a few short days. I passed the book on to a friend who had the same feedback. It was a great combination of intellectual thriller, but at a pace that suited the story appropriately and really fit the tone of the small town environment. The writing was very well done and allowed you to vanish into the world of the story, and left you wanting to read more about the characters.
Looking forward to the next book from this author! Dear Lars if you are reading, in the next book it would be great if you fleshed out the storyline with Langley's children or accounted for his behavior there in some way. That was the only piece that felt a tiny bit out of synch with the rest of the plot.
It is in the characters he has created, though, that Lars Trodson's gift is most evident. From an almost-forgotten park ranger to an iconoclastic veteran to the Calhoun family, we are introduced to complete people. To not feel admiration, frustration, anger, compassion, and ultimately empathy for Langley Calhoun is not only impossible, it might just be inhuman.
Buy Eagles Fly Alone for a great story, but you'll remember it and look forward to more Langley Calhoun for a lot more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting story. Seems like a first novel. A few editing errors.Published 14 months ago by Fezzik2
Not only is this a wonderfully written and very easy read which makes it perfect for younger readers to continue their development, but if you know or research a little about Mr. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rosie Crane
Believable and sympathetic characters combined with a well-plotted and interesting story made this a totally enjoyable mystery for me. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Suzanne Young
Eagles fly Alone was one of the most enjoyable books I have read. This story combined the excitement of a mystery while using such great descriptive words that you can almost... Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Christina Burns
First-time author Lars Trodson of NH has found his niche. A good read that moves along and doesn't bog down. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by unhgirl
There was some lovely writing throughout Eagles Fly Alone, especially in the descriptions of nature. Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by LNB
Eagles Fly Alone is one of those books you can't put down! It's a great read from start to finish. The characters are well developed and the story is well written. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Melissa Burchardt