Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America’s Strangest Wildlife by Craig Welch

Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America’s Strangest Wildlife

byCraig Welch

Paperback | April 12, 2011

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A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.<_o3a_p>

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Craig Welch is the environmental writer for theSeattle Times, a fellow at Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and a two-time winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' top prize for beat reporting.
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Title:Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America&#8217;s Strangest WildlifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061537141

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“With hit men, snitches, and midnight smuggling runs, this book has all the adventure of a Miami Vice episode. That it reads like a detective novel - with the quarry being millions of dollars of freakishly large clams - is testament to the formidable writing and reporting talents of Craig Welch.”