Mauro, a history teacher in South Texas, often watched and became a part of the frequent storms that swept the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. But this time things were different. The violence of wind, sand and sky contained visions of Arab warriors and explorers of centuries past. Could he have been touched by the mythical spell of the Falconer, an Arab of the Middle ages, and could the Falconer's power reach up to him from a forgotten time to reveal some reality long hidden? Who is this Falconer and these Arabs and what is the message they bear to Hispanics like Mauro? The reader may be surprised at this centuries-old truth. * * * * * Jorge Gutierrez, a bank lawyer, was born and raised in South Texas. He attended law school at the University of Texas at Austin where his research in Spanish archives led to his interest and fascination with the Hispanic connection to the Arab culture. James K. Omiya is a second generation Japanese-American from El Paso, Texas. He is a writer and graphic designer who has lived in Texas all his adult life.