Falcon for a Queen Author:Catherine Gaskin It was a long way from China, to Cluain, the great, austere manor house in the Scottish Highlands. As the young girl stepped from the train that had brought her to Northern Scotland, a sense of such loneliness and desolation assailed her that the distance seemed even greater. Was it an omen? — What force had driven her to seek out a mysterious ... more »and embittered grandfather she had never known? What impelled her - unannounced and probably unwelcome - toward an ancestral home she had never seen? The answers came readily to mind, but they only added to her fear and anxiety.
"She has killed..." The sinister message was spelled out in shaky characters on the Chinese scroll in Kirsty Howard's baggage. They were the final, enigmatic words received from her brother, who had died suddenly on a visit to Cluain. And Cluain was Kirsty Howard's destination. What awaited her there is a story in which Catherine Gaskin blends romance and suspense with a masterful hand.
With her customary skill, Miss Gaskin launches her heroine on a tale of love and hatred, the secrets of which reach from the past to the turn-of-the-century present and ensnare the remnants of a proud old family in a web of danger.« less