Thirteen years ago, NYPD Detective, Frank Pavlicek quit the force after a controversial shoot-out that left an unarmed African-American teenager dead. The divorced father of a teenage daughter, Pavlicek now works as a private investigator and hunts with a trained falcon. While hunting, he discovers the corpse of a black, teenage drug dealer with ties to his daughter. Unable to ignore the connections to his family or the shooting that cost his career, he goes after the killer to find the truth, save his daughter …and free himself from the shackles of his past.
A bird-of-prey is terrorizing the tenants of a posh NYC apartment building. Virginia PI Frank Pavlicek, an ex-NYPD cop and an avid falconer himself, investigates the bizarre case. Fourth book in the award-winning series
When a Congressman's daughter disappears, Charlottesville P.I. and falconer Frank Pavlicek follows a trail of family secrets to the most dangerous discovery of all--the truth. Second novel in the hit series.
Ex-NYPD cop-turned-P.I. Frank Pavlicek is hunting with his red-tailed hawk when he finds a teenage drug dealer's body in the woods. But what he finds in the boy's wallet is even more disturbing: his own daughter's phone number, linking her with the unspeakable crime. An Agatha, Anthony, Shamus Award finalist.
Pavlicek is a breath of fresh air in the field of private eye fiction.
Storytelling as sharp and strong as talons
Highly recommended. I dare you to tell me I’m wrong
Aside from good writing, an interesting plot, and the unusual aspect of the falconry, it's nice to see someone come along with a new P.I. who is not drowning in wisecracks. Andy Straka has managed to avoid the more obvious cliches of the genre while continuing to pay, homage to the conventions of it. Straka should be proud.
A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why started reading mysteries in the fist place