Sullivan La Pierre
5.0 out of 5 stars!
Tom Casey and his wife Jennifer were eagle watching for young
hatchlings and Jen spotted some and got out the 4x4 for a closer look
but the nest was empty so they returned to the truck and drove a
quarter of a mile to the next, but this time they both got out and
looked and thought they heard a woman's scream only to discover it was
wild peacocks! They laughed at each other than Jennifer thought she
heard "run baby, run!" She and Tom decided to return to their home and
get their Polaris which was much better than the 4x4 and this time, she
made sure to grab her fanny pack that held her gun and bullets!
Private Investigator, Tom Casey steered the Polaris through paths and
over grown grass to see if Jennifer was correct that someone was in
trouble. Jennifer tapped him on the shoulder and yelled that a dog was
trying to get their attention. Once they got off the RTV, the dog
barked and raced away then looked to see if they were coming. They
followed the dog as quickly as they could without tripping over fallen
tree branches to see a young had wedged her ankle and that it was
pretty swollen so Tom scooped her up and carried her to the ATV and sat
her behind the driver seat while Jennifer got on after her and off they
went with the dog keeping close to her mistress. Once they got home,
they discovered the girl was mute and she wrote out that two men had
broken into her parents’ home and held a gun on them...
WOW! Talk about fast paced action and on the edge of your seat
suspense, book number 15 is it! Tom only wanted to her a mute girl and
ends up on a search for two bank robbers that lead him and the law on a
~ Linda Bass
Hawkman's back. He's hot on the trail of bad guys in the fun read Broken Silence by
talented author Betty Sullivan La Pierre. Join him and his other
friends in a new exciting adventure filled with suspense and intrigue.
Realistic characters on both sides of the law will keep you reading.
Hawkman's love of bird-watching leads him to a child in danger. She is
no weepy weakling when she takes off to rescue her mother alone, an act
that puts her in further danger herself.
The chase is on. With the aid of the child's dog, Hawkman and friends
set out to follow the girl who has found her mother's trail. The men
learn the child and dog that has found her by going ahead of the men
are traveling with her mother and two men.
You'll get to see the areas they travel through by the well written
descriptions and feel as though you are sleeping in the back of an old
truck and eating cold food from tin cans.
I'm pleased to highly recommend this well-crafted story to any mystery
fan. Once you meet Hawkman, he'll become a new favorite old friend.
You'll be looking for his other books to follow his crime solving
Enjoy. I always do.
When Private Investigator Tom Casey (a.k.a. Hawkman) and his wife,
Jennifer, go out to watch Bald Eagles in their nests back up in the
hills, they don’t expect to hear a scream or find a mute girl called
Barbara Ann “Babs” Jones, with a sprained ankle, and her dog. Hawkman
soon finds out that the girl’s mother, Annie, has been kidnapped by a
couple of bank robbers, who needed a vehicle and a hostage, desperate
to get out of the mountains and home free with their haul.
Anxious to find her mother, Babs sneaks out of the house with her dog,
Lucy, and heads out to locate her mother, only to wind up a hostage
herself. Now, Babs and Annie must use all of their wits to outsmart
their captors and make it out of the hills alive.
Hawkman, along with Detective Bud Chandler, conduct a major
search for the missing girl and woman, fighting their way through
treacherous terrain, hoping to catch up to them before the bank robbers
decide they no longer need hostages, and something dire happens to
them. Hawkman soon learns there are mysterious people in the mountains
who have secrets—secrets that could help, but can he trust them?
Though I wasn’t quite sure why the bank robbers ended up in the
mountains without a vehicle and suddenly needed a hostage (because they
had both right after they robbed the bank, but let the hostage go down
the road), Broken Silence kept me entertained and intrigued right up to
the end. I could hardly wait to get back to it each night to see what
Hawkman is his usual kind, caring, tough self, determined to
help someone in dreadful need. He uses all his skills and training,
from when he was with the Agency, to tackle big problems, and he
doesn’t quit. Ever. A great guy to have on your side if you’re ever in
Babs is a tough, little girl who’s had a rough life, but
handles it well. She’s strong and determined, both things a plus for
the predicament she finds herself in. Annie is a smart, admirable
character who took no flack from the robbers. I liked her tremendously.
Broken Silence is a
clean, suspenseful read, filled with
harrowing moments that’ll keep you on the edge, and reluctant to close
the book for the night. Come join me in Hawkman’s world, and see what
you’ve been missing.
~ Margaret Marr, Author
It was like reuniting with old friends to read the latest Hawkman
Adventure, Broken Silence.
The characters feel fully developed and comfortable in their own skins,
no trace of them being figments of the author's imagination. I truly
feel that if I journeyed to Copco Lake, I could march right up to The
Caseys’ door and introduce myself and they'd let me in and we could
either share a hot cup of coffee or a gin and tonic (depending on the
time of day). After all, this is the bond that a reader of a series and
the characters develop.
I was transported to that wilderness territory and shared the
ordeal that Babs and Annie endured and I came away knowing a lot more
about what skills and knowledge are required to survive in such
I also was intrigued about the information about eagles nesting habits
that opened the book.
If this is your first exposure to Tom and Jennifer Casey and
The Hawkman Series, enjoy it, and then do yourself a favor and journey
back over the previous 14 volumes. A trip well worth taking!