THE FALCON'S PRIZE Texas Hill Country, 1869 A man they call The Falcon isn't the law and he isn't an outlaw. He's somewhere in between. Possessing an instinct for self-preservation and a knack for administering justice, Chandler rights wrongs when others have given up. He's been sidetracked by a bloody civil war and a woman who brutally betrayed him, but now he's finally closing in on his ultimate prey—his father—a vile man he's been trying to locate for years. The trail has led Chandler to the small town of Castell, nestled in Texas Hill Country, bordered by Comanche territory. Unfortunately, a promise he made to his best friend Bennet, blinded during the war, is going to slow him down. Chandler needs to escort Bennet's mail-order bride, Nell Bradford, through Comanche territory to Bennet's cattle ranch before he can resume his quest for revenge. Chandler plans to take care of the task of guiding the spoiled, wealthy, St. Louis socialite across the plains as fast as he can and be done with it. But he finds himself intrigued by the feisty, blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman with secrets, a woman who possesses a fighting spirit and thirst for adventure that nearly matches his own. He doesn't have time to fall in love with a woman who is off limits to him and he can't afford to with the life he's chosen to live. Protecting his broken heart and wounded soul will be one of the hardest tests he faces as he yearns to be with the woman promised to his closest friend. In the wild, untamed American West, Chandler's past and future collide. Which will he choose? A life and a love he never imagined? Or will he ride away from what he's come to love to fulfill a vow of revenge he made when he was just a boy?