The Falcon Thief

The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer--Subtitled A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird this is a fascinating, true account. There is worldwide, underground traffic in rare raptor eggs; the buyers are wealthy Arabs who use the birds for sport hunting. Andy McWilliams, an intrepid detective from Liverpool specifically assigned to a “bird crimes” unit, meets the expert egg thief and proceeds to learn a great deal about a flourishing global trade that is decimating wild falcon populations. (Non-Fiction)