Posted on 20 November 2012 by Phillipa Mitchell
Just Published – Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade by Julian Rademeyer
A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise…
On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize.
It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos – which have existed for more than 50 million years.
Killing for Profit
is a meticulous, devastating and revelatory account of one of the world’s most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars to the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos …Now available from Red Pepper Books – Click here
to order your copy