Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

by Jessica Speart

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Overview

In the tradition of The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean comes Winged Obsession—a gripping, real-life thriller that exposes the seedy underbelly of illegal butterfly trading. An acclaimed mystery writer and respected journalist specializing in wildlife issues, author Jessica Speart tells an extraordinary but true tale of greed, obsession, and sexual temptation, masterfully chronicling the downfall of the “Indiana Jones of insects” through the determined efforts of a rookie Fish and Wildlife agent who put his life on the line to stop him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061772443
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A freelance journalist specializing in wildlife enforcement issues, Jessica Speart has been published in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, OMNI, Travel & Leisure, Audubon, and many other publications. She is the author of several mysteries and lives in Connecticut.

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Lisa Scottoline

Winged Obsession is an unputdownable thriller.... I loved this book!

Lee Child

Meet the Hannibal Lecter of the conservation world... this expose reads like a thriller and proves once again that truth is stranger than fiction.

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