The purpose of this book is to tell a story about some of the people, hawks, eagles and falcons I knew over the past 25 years.
The book begins 25 years ago with a search for missing men in the Yukon, a search helped by eagles. In stories packed with information, Olsen writes of ties between people, eagles and falcons.
After trapping and hunting with falcons in Washington and South Australia, then flying falcons at Sydney Airport to frighten gulls from the runway, he describes filming for ABC's Earthwatch and Mad Max 3; Beyond Thunderdome. Researchers fostered captive-bred eagles from Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo into the nests of wild eagles near Canberra and searched for the endangered Sanfor's Sea Eagle in the Solomon Islands.