Hawk Riley's goal in life seems unattainable - stop the downward spiral. Every time he feels like he has hit bottom, the ground opens up and there he goes again. Down and out, Hawk heads for a ranch and a job that he hopes will help turn his life around. Right outside the gate, his truck falls on him and he ends up in the hospital clinging to life.
Can anything else go wrong? Yup! He meets Maggie Devereaux, a gal with quite a few problems of her own. As Hawk lies in bed, on the verge of totally giving up on life, Maggie brings him an offer that he knows he should refuse. Instead, against his better judgment he decides to try one more time to get his life under control.
Judith Rochelle has written a moving tale of two people, both wounded by life experience, finding themselves dependent on one another to keep their lives afloat. As Maggie's troubles with a neighboring rancher mount, and Hawk's demons continue to haunt him, their relationship begins to take a strange turn.
Shadow of the Hawk is a well-crafted story that delves into the lives of two people who have given up on ever finding love; they are too busy just trying to stay alive. As the attacks on Maggie and her ranch increase, tension builds to a surprising climax. This short is difficult to put down and well worth the read.
Hawk Riley's life is in a downward spiral until his truck falls on him and he meets Maggie Devereaux. Maggie has problems of her own. Lots of them. A neighbor is out to destroy her. On the verge of losing her cutting horse ranch, she needs help to prepare for the Wayback Grand Rodeo, her make-it-or-break-it moment. Pursued by a red tailed hawk and haunted by a persistent nightmare, can Hawk help Maggie save Mercy Creek and in doing so, save himself?