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The Emir's Falcon (Paperback)

The Emir's Falcon By Matt Hughes Cover Image
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"She was raised to be free, not some rich man's pet . . . It's just not right "

Bernie Cholach's dad wants him to take over the family's rural Alberta feedlot, but Bernie has other ideas: he wants to be a biologist, an interest sparked by his experiences as a volunteer bird handler at a Canadian Wildlife Service facility that breeds and rears peregrine falcons for release into the wild.

Sheik Nasur bin Mukhta, son of a Persian Gulf emir studying petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta, dutifully accepts his life's course, laid out for him by his traditionalist culture.

Rosie Leboucan, daughter of a Metis trapper, running her injured dad's trap line in the Swan Hills is focused on keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table.

Then, the Government of Canada decides to give the emir one of the peregrines as a diplomatic gift. It's more than Bernie can stand. Impulsively, he takes the bird he has been tending--he's named it Skyrider--and flees to a remote cabin in the Swan Hills wilderness.

The RCMP mount a search. Nasur, sent by his father to collect the bird, insists on being on the scene--which turns out to be both Rosie's trapping territory and the territory of a hungry and dangerous mama grizzly bear with cubs.

The paths of the young people and the bear converge--and their coming together will send each in a new direction.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781989398319
ISBN-10: 1989398316
Publisher: Shadowpaw Press
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 198
Language: English