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The falcon thief : a true tale of adventure, treachery, and the hunt for the perfect bird / Joshua Hammer.

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  • 23 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 364.16 HAM (Text) 34044001009487 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 364.16285 Ham (Text) 32604000206719 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main 364.16 HAM (Text) 840191002797272 New Items - Main Level Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 364.16 HAM (Text) 50825010777992 Non-Fiction Available -
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville 364.1 HAM (Text) 38301000010714 Adult Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 364.162 HAM (Text) 33187004648636 Nonfiction Available -
  In Memory of: Robert Beall by Class of 1953
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION 364.16 HAM (Text) 36626104131024 2nd Floor Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 364.1628 HAMM (Text) 39391006945271 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 364.16285 HAMMER (Text) 34330513458225 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 364.162 HAM (Text) 36823001697328 Non Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781501191886
  • ISBN: 1501191888
  • Physical Description: xiv, 317 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"February 2020"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The airport -- The investigator -- The interview -- The art of falconry -- Rhodesia -- Liverpool -- The trial -- The collectors -- AfricaXtreme -- Dubai -- Operation Chilly -- Busted -- The unit -- The Rhondda Valley -- Prison -- Patagonia -- Gauteng -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs--and the wildlife detective determined to stop him"-- Provided by publisher.
On May 3, 2010, Irish national 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. Hammer follows 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 is hell bent on protecting the world's birds of prey. It's a story that's part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure-- and wholly unputdownable. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Wildlife crimes.
Falcons > Eggs.
Wild bird trade.
Rare birds.
Falconry > Corrupt practices.
TRUE CRIME / Heists & Robberies.
NATURE / Animals / Birds.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
Genre: True crime stories.

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