Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica SpeartWinged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica Speart

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

byJessica Speart

Paperback | March 27, 2012

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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.

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A freelance journalist specializing in wildlife enforcement issues, Jessica Speart has been published in theNew 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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Title:Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly SmugglerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061772445

ISBN - 13:9780061772443

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