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The Falcon Flies Alone

Gabrielle Mathieu


As the sun rises on a quiet Swiss mountain village in 1957, runaway Peppa Mueller wakes up naked and stranded on the roof of her employer’s manor, with no idea how she got there. As she waits for help, she struggles to piece together fragmented memories of the previous night. Did she really witness the brutal massacre of a local family? Did she kill them? Her fear of sinister house guest Dr. Unruh fuels her panic—as do electrifying flashes of a furious falcon, trapped inside her.

Wanted for murder, Peppa flees the police, intent on finding out if there’s a scientific explanation or if she’s just going mad. Her godfather, world-renowned chemist Dr. Kaufmann, risks his career to help her. In the meantime, Peppa fights her attraction to the handsome priest from India who offers her shelter. With their help, she not only finds Dr. Unruh but places herself at his mercy. His experiments may hold the answer to Peppa’s questions, but the revenge she plans could kill them both.



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“Unpredictable, intelligent, and imaginative, this story soars into the unknown. Climb on and enjoy the flight of your life.”

—JJ Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs series

“Quirkier than hell on a hot day. It has that unsettling and surreal Twin Peaks feel to it.” 

—Editor John Hudspith

“An intriguing blend of science and the occult—it will keep you reading.”

—David E. Nichols, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
Purdue University College of Pharmacy


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