The Apprentice

The Apprentice

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There are no accidents... A pain-filled encounter with an escaped hawk prompts suburban divorcee Samantha Leyton to learn more about the untamed bird of prey that attacked her. Surprised and intrigued, Sam soon finds herself obsessed with an ancient passion even more consuming than the deadly disease in her body. Falconry sponsor Hank Gerard sensed something different about the smart, city-dwelling blonde from the moment they met. A master at understanding wild raptors, the hard-edged loner soon realizes his newest apprentice hides a secret behind the sheer grit, drive, and independence that privately captivate him--a secret Sam is determined to keep hidden. If her fellow falconers discover she's ill, she could lose her only remaining connection to life--her red-tailed hawk, Chance. Against the backdrop of the sport of falconry, will two souls destined to meet learn to trust again before it's too late?a€œAny discomfort when I put pressure here? ... Two weeks before, when hehad told her whata portacath wasand how itwassurgically implantedtorest under the skin and feed directly into theheart, ... around the mechanics of the portacath and the whole chemotherapy experience, she realized thesefeelings wereno reason togiveupsosoon. ... a€œIf any redness or tenderness develops, do not wait tocall me a€”come in. ... When shea#39;d hadthe surgery a week ago, Jason had been there to take her.

Title:The Apprentice
Author:Jana Barkley
Publisher:The Wild Rose Press Inc - 2014-01-29


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