The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

Author(s): Joshua Hammer

Natural History and Environment

On May 3, 2010, an Irish national names Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain's Birmingham INternational Airpost with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales. 

So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom's National Wildlife Crime Unit and a globe-trotting smuggler.

The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park and from a frigid tundra to the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a reckless man gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. 

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781501191909
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Pocket Books
  • : 0.265352
  • : April 2021
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joshua Hammer
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 364.1628598961468092
  • : 336