The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Compact Disc)

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The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird By Joshua Hammer, Matthew Lloyd Davies (Read by) Cover Image
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By the author of the best-selling Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, this fabulous true tale follows the incredible decades-long story of one of the world’s most notorious smugglers of endangered raptors and the dedicated British detective determined to stop him. Woven in is the history of rare egg collecting and Arab high stakes falcon racing. Fascinating, eye-opening and thrilling from the opening page. A thoroughly enjoyable mix of history, nature, international adventure, and true crime.

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A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs--and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain's Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales. So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of a globe-trotting smuggler who spent two decades capturing endangered raptors worth millions of dollars as race champions--and Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom's National Wildlife Crime Unit, who's hell bent on protecting the world's birds of prey. The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park, and from the frigid tundra near the Arctic Circle to luxurious aviaries in the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a man who is reckless, arrogant, and gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. It's a story that's part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure--and wholly unputdownable until the very last page.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797103464
ISBN-10: 1797103466
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Language: English