About Bird of Prey
‘Heart-breaking, grotesque and funny’
A giant seagull in a seaside town takes a dislike to cats and embarks on a killing spree. The local cats don’t feel very good about this and neither does the public.
The bird’s instincts are used to great effect to wreak destruction upon the cat population as pressure mounts from local media and the public. But can the squeezed and battered public servants deliver as a recession begins to bite? Under the uncertainty of Brexit resources are scarce and sacrifices have to be made by everyone – except the usual few.
Constables Franklin and Wilkin follow the clues left by the trail of destruction, and YouTube to catch the culprit against a backdrop of sexism and bullying. The pair employ their incredible powers of deduction to solve the crimes. But they get it all wrong when they accuse a group of teenagers, adding to one of the teenager’s growing pains and his struggle through adolescence.
Meanwhile, a beautiful and brilliant Abyssinian cat called Joseph inadvertently discovers the truth behind the murders and works on a way to bring about his own kind of justice and an end to the killings.
Mrs Crick feels the effects of nature’s cruelty as the murdering bird and his family live on her roof. Although she loves wildlife, especially the sparrows that play in her garden, it can shock and scare her sometimes. But she has seen worse things in her lifetime.
Most species try to protect their families but life is hard. DNA adapts slowly to cope with changes in the environment. Some things adapt quicker than others.
A cold hard tale of families and bitter rivalries that lead most of the characters to make bad choices and reach the wrong conclusion.
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Steven Ryan has had many varied and soul-destroying jobs in his half-century.
A BSc degree in health care didn’t make his job prospects any better so he wrote a book.
He thought it would calm his mind and soul.
But, it didn’t.