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

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

Jessica Speart


winged obsession

The Pursuit of the World's such a lot infamous Butterfly Smuggler

one of many world's most pretty endangered species, butterflies are as profitable as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos at the black industry.

And during this cutthroat $200 million enterprise, not anyone made more cash than—or posed as nice an ecological possibility as—Yoshi Kojima, the kingpin of butterfly smugglers.

decided to trap Kojima, rookie U.S. Fish and flora and fauna Agent Ed Newcomer turned as regards to the smuggler, posing as a tender apprentice wanting to research the smuggling alternate. yet two times the agent's inexperience allowed this felony, with a virtually supernatural experience of survival and an overpowering feel of paranoia, to break out.

simply whilst it appeared Kojima used to be out of succeed in, Newcomer was once given one final likelihood to reel him in. someplace within the hunt, Kojima had develop into keen about the agent. This obsession, together with his persisted mania for butterflies, might ultimately spell the downfall of the untouchable smuggler.

however the tale does not finish there. operating under-cover to analyze this ebook, Jessica Speart befriended Kojima besides. Like Newcomer, she was once going to betray Kojima. What she did not recognize was once that this cagey smuggler used to be making plans to show the tables and use her as a patsy for carrying on with his unlawful butterfly exchange.

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