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The Condor Song~Spotlight

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Darryl Nyznyk, author of The Condor Song, was inspired to write the book by the 1960s and 70s Sierra Club battle with Walt Disney over a proposed ski resort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, home to the endangered condor.

Drawing from his legal background as an attorney and love for the environment, Darryl has created a gripping thriller about conservation that appeals to suspense lovers and environmentalists alike.

**For every copy of the book purchased from Amazon on JULY 1st, Darryl will donate $1 to The Sierra Club.**

About the story:

Lawyers, and killers, and endangered birds? Oh my. This unusual combination sets the stage for a riveting legal thriller by best-selling author and former attorney, Darryl Nyznyk.

Described as “The Verdict”, starring Paul Newman, meets John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief, The Condor Song follows Sean Donovan, a new partner in a major law firm who lost everything when he took a costly ethical stand. Wifeless, jobless, and betrayed by his closest friend, Sean spends 13 years trying to find his way back.

Barely eking out a living on small cases, Sean’s redemption comes with the death of renowned environmentalist, Buck Anderson. When the dead man’s niece requests Sean’s help in resolving Buck’s last case with the Sierra Club, Sean happily accepts, but learns too late the opposition is his former law firm and the partner who betrayed him. He may have just signed his own death warrant.

Is Atticus Golden, the Disney-like developer against whose project Buck was working, connected to the Mexican Mafia and groups that would go to any lengths to protect their investments? As Sean gathers evidence against “Uncle Atti,” all signs lead to Buck’s murder. A battle to save a precious environmental resource turns into a classic struggle of good versus evil where a national treasure - and a man’s soul – is at stake.

DARRYL NYZNYK lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife, Loretta. After practicing law for 20 years, Nyznyk became a full-time writer and teacher. He is also the author of the holiday novel, Mary’s Son; A Tale of Christmas. For more information, please visit


  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting inspiration for the book

  1. Diana said...:

    Thanks for sharing this! :)

  1. Nicolerosito said...:

    Wow wonderful thoughts.

  1. Unknown said...:

    I love the environment and reading about it, this seems like a very cool book

  1. Susan T. said...:

    I live in a National Park and there is always conflict between the town and developers on the one side and environmentalists on the other. It would be a great plot for a thriller for sure!