Wheelers Books
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hammer, Joshua

  • RRP: $35.00
  • $27.30
  • Save $7.70
  • In Stock At Publisher

A well-written, engaging detective story (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 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 Inte...rnational 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 vivid tale of obsession and international derring-do (Publishers Weekly), 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. Masterfully constructed (The New York Times) and entertaining and illuminating (The Washington Post), The Falcon Thief will whisk you away 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.
Read more

ISBN 9781501191909
Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Availability
610 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781501191909
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 7 Apr 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Hammer, Joshua
Category True Crime
Animals & Society
Endangered Species & Extinction Of Species
Birds & Birdwatching
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 364.1628598961468092
Weight 265g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Wildlife crimes, Falcons - Eggs, Wild bird trade, Rare birds
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade

TOP