Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Diere / Animals
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Diere / Animals
If you read only one book this year, you want it to be this one ...
Rhino horn is worth more than cocaine, heroin or even gold on the black markets of Southeast Asia and China. Now, Killing for Profit brings you the story of one man's journey into a violent underworld where ruthless criminal syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize. It is a tale of greed and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save from extinction an animal that has existed for over 50 million years. Journalist Julian Rademeyer follows the bloody trail of the syndicates, poachers, smugglers, hunters and hustlers from the frontlines of the rhino wars in Zimbabwe and South Africa to the medicine markets of Vietnam, and into the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos ... This is investigative journalism at its gripping best.