In the Talons of the Condor is a searing exploration of the power of revenge when it consumes the deadliest commando in South America. Roland Sabatini and John Muir are young missionaries who have been called to bring the Word of God to a remote Amazonian tribe. Soon after they meet, John notices strange and incongruous abilities in his companion. Roland is an expert tracker and survivalist; he knows the rain forest intimately and is a martial artist. Roland ultimately reveals that he is a commando on a mission of vengeance. While tracking his prey, Roland meets Lourdes McCallum, the daughter of a rubber-tapper and descendant of one of the many Southern families that emigrated to the Amazon after the Civil War. When they fall in love, he is torn between humanity and revenge and she is thrust into the vortex of his inexorable battle with his sworn enemy.
In the Talons of the Condor won the following awards:
- WUACADEMIA--Prix d'Or Best Novel
- The Verb First Chapter Contest--First Prize
- Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
- The Writing Show--Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
- Second Prize--16th Annual International Latino Book Awards